Kelly DeFayette is a Bay Area colorist who works on wood panels in shapes that vary from the traditional, to circles, and then irregular and tessellating polygons. Very process driven, the shape of the panel informs the palette and the decisions of application. Exploring color is the focus, and the intersection of the craft of the object, the painting materials, and the palette chosen, result in the final piece. Moving from smaller tessellating works towards larger installations and and groups of irregular shapes, she continues to push towards a more sculptural finish and to remove evidence of the maker’s hand from the finished work.
Kelly’s work is in included in the below collections.
Morgan Stanley New York
Morgan Stanley San Francisco
Influencer 50 San Francisco/London
Vendini San Francisco
Martin Building Company San Francisco Mint Plaza
She has lived in San Francisco since 1997 and has worked out of Norton Factory Studios in Oakland for the past 6 years.