Kelley's Work

  • “The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.”

    Francis Bacon
  • “Art is made to disturb. Science reassures. There is only one valuable thing in art: the thing you cannot explain.”

    Georges Braque
  • “Death means a lot of money, honey. Death can
    really make you look like a star.”

    Andy Warhol
  • “All art is immortal.”

    Oscar Wilde

Recent News

Marilyn Monroe Series

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on December 5th 2012

Kelley is more than happy to introduce her full series of Marilyn Monroe portraits.

Marilyn Monroe has risen to an almost mythical status through her photographs and films. Her life was both beautiful and volatile which created a dynamic that captivate people from her first snapshot. Kelley tries to capture different iconic moments of Monroe’s life …

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War & Money Series

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on December 5th 2012

Kelley brings to life the socioeconomic effect of military action by creating a simple yet bold concept through her new series titled, “War & Money.” Politicians and historians have debated exactly how much war plays an integral role in the decline of a country. However, there is a small pocket of companies that benefit greatly …

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Hollywood Tragedy Series

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on December 5th 2012

As you look through some of Kelley’s work you’ll notice several pieces that pull from the misfortune of iconic celebrity figures. The “Hollywood Tragedy” series is meant to be a parallel to the intrigue that these tragic stories have created in society and pop culture. It’s the mysteries and unanswered questions surrounding these people that …

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Galerie Elysees

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on December 5th 2012

Kelley has an exhibit at the beautiful Galerie Elysees located at 104 Central Park South. Her pop art has been on display there for the past three years and she couldn’t be happier with the experience.

Galerie Elysees is an internationally known brand with sister galleries all over the world. She sees it as …

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About Kelley

Kelley Ryan was born in Houston, Texas in 1982. She grew up drawing and painting, and attributes her talent to her Mother. Kelley studied art at Texas State University where she received a Bachelor’s in Fine Art with an emphasis in painting.

Since 2006 she moved to New York City where she lives, works and draws inspiration from the city. Her work can be found at Galerie Elysees on Central Park South, and The Lion on West 9th street. Her paintings have been sold to patrons all over the world through the gallery and by private commission.
Kelley is also a member of the New York Chapter of ASCA, the American Society of Contemporary Artists.

For any inquiries please contact her at, all work is priced upon request.

Get in touch

We hope you've enjoyed seeing some of Kelley's work. We like to think everyone takes away something a little different due to the iconic nature of her pieces.

Please feel free to come back often as we'll be updating the site with new projects as they're complete.

Also, don't forget to use the contact form to the left with any questions you might have for Kelley. Or shoot her an email if there's a specific piece you're interested in.