Kelly Ording’s work employs intuition and intention that questions the limits of minimalism and representation. She compiles simple repetition, geometric patterns, and mathematical markings that contain an inherent capacity to evoke representation.
Based in Oakland, California, Kelly Ording has exhibited internationally since graduating from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2000. In addition to her works on paper, canvas and collages, Ording has created several large-scale public works and murals that can be seen in San Francisco’s landmark Clarion Alley, Unity Plaza in San Francisco, Facebook Headquarters, Genentech, and other locations. Her work is included in several collections, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art collection, the San Francisco Arts Commission Public and Civic Art Collection, the Alameda County Collection, JP Morgan Chase Collection and the Ellie Mae Collection. She recently returned from traveling in Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia with the Bagkit/Arise Project in association with Clarion Alley Mural Project and Indonesia Institute of the Arts. She currently devotes all her time to her artwork and family with fellow artist, Jet Martinez.