Kelly Bjork grew up in Tacoma, Washington and graduated with a B.F.A. from Western Washington University in 2009. Her paintings have been featured in numerous publications, including: New American Paintings, McSweeney’s, No Man's Land, The Stranger, Anxy Magazine, and BOOOOOOOM. Notable clients include BluDot, The Wing and The Washington Post. In 2018, she received the Helen Frankenthaler Fellowship for the Vermont Studio Center.