Kelly Parker, born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1967, is a designer and maker of contemporary studio furniture and sculpture. After graduating with a degree in Biochemistry she worked in the corporate world for 18 years before taking a rather circuitous route into art. In 2009 she took the plunge, shucked the safety of the corporate world and decided to make her living as a woodworker. She has taken numerous design and technique classes at Anderson Ranch Arts Center and the Marc Adams School of Woodworking.
She has a deep appreciation and reverence for wood and loves creating innovative, functional art with it. She designs and creates one-of-a-kind and limited production pieces in her studio in Parkville, Missouri, often incorporating other materials such as metal and glass. She exhibits in galleries and shows in the Kansas City area.
- Parkville, MO
- Professional Status