Steve Kelly was born in New Jersey and received a B.F.A. from the Fashion Institute of Technology in 2012. His body of work ranges from bold, abstract collages to large-scale figurative oil paintings. Both distinct styles evoke similar emotions. While using bright colors and images from popular culture, Kelly’s work is a comment on the absurdity of everyday life and modern trends. In 2015, Steve co-founded Art & Prozak, a traveling collective of artists who produce and curate art exhibitions throughout New Jersey and New York. With Steve as head curator and featured “house artist” of Art & Prozak, the collective produces multiple shows a year, featuring many new artists across multiple genres. In 2018, the collective set up a four day interactive exhibition as part of the Newark Arts Festival, displaying work from eighteen different artists, including writers, visual artists, and musicians. Aside from producing and exhibiting work, Kelly spends the rest of his time making commissioned work for clients.