Kelly Walters

Kelly Walters is an artist, designer and founder of the multidisciplinary design studio Bright Polka Dot. Her ongoing design research interrogates the complexities of identity formation, systems of value, and shared vernacular in and around Black visual culture. In 2021, Kelly was a Graham Foundation award recipient for her curated exhibition With a Cast of Colored Stars. She is the author of Black, Brown + Latinx Design Educators: Conversations on Design and Race (2021) and the Creative Director and Co-Editor of The Black Experience in Design: Identity, Expression & Reflection (2022). Kelly is currently an Assistant Professor of Communication Design in Parsons School of Design at The New School in New York.