About the Artist

Kelly O’s artist statement:
I've lived in Seattle since 1998, relocating from Detroit, Michigan. I learned much about this city working 18+ years as a designer/writer/photographer at The Stranger newsweekly. In addition to The Stranger, my photographs have appeared online in The New York Times, Huffington Post, ABC News, XLR8R, and VICE. In print, I’ve been published in SPIN, Interview, UNCUT, Mojo, BUST Magazine, and Seattle’s City Arts. Previously showing work in Seattle art galleries Vermillion, Vignettes, Ghost Gallery, the Hard L, and Greg Kucera Gallery—in 2017, three of my photographs (of musician Tendai Maraire) were featured in a show at the Seattle Art Museum. This summer, I am doing an artist residency with #ShoutYourAbortion, and I’m excited to be one of the featured artists at Bumbershoot 2019. My pronouns are she/her, and I celebrate Seattle’s Gay Pride all year long.

More of Kelly’s photography at kelly--o.com

About the 12th Ave Arts Gallery


The 12th Avenue Arts Gallery is a space for showcasing rotating visual art in the building. It is on the second-floor hallway running between the grand lobby and Capitol Hill Housing’s office. Typically, shows open on a second Thursday Capitol Hill Art Walk, and run for three months. Previous shows have included pieces by the artists who will have permanent installations for the Liberty Bank Building, queer arts group shows organized by Three Dollar Bill cinema, and photographs by Tim Durkan.


Visit capitolhillartwalk.com for more information on the Capitol Hill Art Walk.