There’s room for everybody in Kelly Pérez’s world, and a role for anybody to play in her art. Kelly brings her own vibrant style, vision and purpose, along with her glitter paint, to LA’s public arts scene. Born in Venezuela, she picked up her first paintbrush when she was five years old, but got into computer animation in high school. After graduating from the University of Central Florida, Kelly began her career in animation, where she worked on projects including “Smurfs 2” and Dreamwork’s “All Hail King Julien.” After five years, she returned to her painting roots. She was so inspired by the murals around Los Angeles that she went door-to-door around the city, asking store owners if she could paint their building. In 2017, the owner of a car wash said yes, and Kelly’s first mural came to life. It was an early opportunity for her to bring people together through positivity, and to celebrate the “spaces that we forget about.” Hers is a message of belief in yourself, of inclusion, and of representation, especially for women in art. And it’s communicated with joyful colors, movement, and words of inspiration. Today, her work can be seen around LA, including an immersive mural at the Disability Community Resource Center in Mar Vista which is registered under the city of Los Angeles.

This piece is an abstract expressions of emotion, to be interpreted and felt uniquely by each individual, are at the core of her artwork. Her latest work, “Despierta Corazón Dormido”, is a piece in motion representing the feeling of being pulled back into the past, while pushed forward into an infinite series of possibilities. This was inspired by her deep rooted love for all the people that have come and gone throughout her life, each leaving a unique imprint upon her.

      

      

There’s room for everybody in Kelly Pérez’s world, and a role for anybody to play in her art. Kelly brings her own vibrant style, vision and purpose, along with her glitter paint, to LA’s public arts scene. Born in Venezuela, she picked up her first paintbrush when she was five years old, but got into computer animation in high school. After graduating from the University of Central Florida, Kelly began her career in animation, where she worked on projects including “Smurfs 2” and Dreamwork’s “All Hail King Julien.” After five years, she returned to her painting roots. She was so inspired by the murals around Los Angeles that she went door-to-door around the city, asking store owners if she could paint their building. In 2017, the owner of a car wash said yes, and Kelly’s first mural came to life. It was an early opportunity for her to bring people together through positivity, and to celebrate the “spaces that we forget about.” Hers is a message of belief in yourself, of inclusion, and of representation, especially for women in art. And it’s communicated with joyful colors, movement, and words of inspiration. Today, her work can be seen around LA, including an immersive mural at the Disability Community Resource Center in Mar Vista which is registered under the city of Los Angeles.

This piece is an abstract expressions of emotion, to be interpreted and felt uniquely by each individual, are at the core of her artwork. Her latest work, “Despierta Corazón Dormido”, is a piece in motion representing the feeling of being pulled back into the past, while pushed forward into an infinite series of possibilities. This was inspired by her deep rooted love for all the people that have come and gone throughout her life, each leaving a unique imprint upon her.