Kelly Olshan is a NYC-based artist and arts manager whose sculptural paintings invite the viewer to navigate towards an unattainable place. She graduated Valedictorian from UNC Asheville with a BFA in painting, and went on to receive her master’s in Arts Administration from Columbia University. Her work has been exhibited nationally, most recently in solo exhibitions entitled Portals at Ground Floor Contemporary in Birmingham, Alabama (2020) and Reimagined Landscapes at Sean Christopher Gallery in Columbus, Ohio (2019). As an arts administrator, she’s passionate about providing fiscal and professional development resources for creative practitioners. Previous positions include programming and publishing roles at arts institutions such as Americans for the Arts, Creative Capital, Art21, and ArtForum; she currently serves as a Program Manager for Queens Council on the Arts, where she oversees the organization’s Artist Commissioning Program and visual arts portfolio development program, High School to Art School. In 2019, she was named an Emerging Leader by New York Foundation for the Arts.