Bill Kelly

Bill Kelly (San Diego, CA) is a painter, printmaker, and sculptor as well as co-director of Brighton Press – an internationally-known fine press artists’ book publisher, which he founded in 1980. Brighton Press books are housed in over one hundred museum and library collections. Kelly received his MFA in Studio Arts from Johnson State College in Vermont and teaches drawing and printmaking at the University of San Diego, as well as letterpress printing at San Diego State University. His personal work is housed in numerous public and private collections in the United States, including the Achenbach Foundation for the Graphic Arts in San Francisco, the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, the Walker Art Museum in Minneapolis, and the Toledo Art Museum in Ohio. Kelly was awarded a Pollack Krasner Foundation Grant in 2002 and continues making art and books in Vermont and California. Since the mid-1990s Bill has been Yellow Barn's Artist in Residence, creating numerous wall programs and working with musicians on creating wall programs of their own, and painting signs for Yellow Barn's artist studios.