Kelly Inouye is a watercolor artist who runs an art space and turned a career in product design and a stack of rejection letters into a fulfilling life as a creative professional. In this episode, you’ll learn how to rethink rejection, continue your education without returning to class, and get a better understanding of the factors that might make you––one day––pack up and leave your corporate job behind. Tune in for today’s episode of Making Ways podcast with the talented, kind, and driven Kelly Inouye.
Kelly Inouye lives and works in San Francisco, California. Her work explores some of the more obscure aspects of popular culture. Her paintings and drawings have been featured in group exhibitions nationwide at venues including Morgan Lehman Gallery in New York and in solo presentations at state and Interface Gallery in the Bay Area. She has completed public art projects with the San Francisco Arts Commission and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Kelly is a graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute (MFA 2008) and the University of California at San Diego in La Jolla (BA 1998). She is also the founder and director of Irving Street Projects, a studio residency and exhibition program in the Outer Sunset district of San Francisco.