Kelly Jane Smith-Fatten (b. Northridge, CA, 1983) earned her bachelor’s degree in Art Practice and the History of Art at the University of California, Berkeley. Upon earning her MFA at Laguna College of Art and Design, she will be the first in her family in the United States to complete graduate coursework. Her museum career began at the Berkeley Art Museum while she was still a student. Kelly Jane currently works as a Gallery Educator at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. She paints in her private studio at home, where she lives with her husband and two cats that often appear in her work.