Kelly Akashi was born in 1983 in Los Angeles. Her recent solo exhibitions include Figure Shifter, François Ghebaly, Los Angeles (2019); Long Exposure, SculptureCenter, New York (2017); Being as a Thing, François Ghebaly, Los Angeles (2016); &, Tomorrow Gallery, New York (2015). Selected group exhibitions include Tissue of Memory, Simon Lee Gallery, New York (2018), Pine Barrens, Tanya Bonakdar, New York (2018); Dreamers Awake, White Cube, London (2017); Lyric on a Battlefield, Gladstone Gallery, New York (2017); LA: A Fiction, Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon, Lyon (2017); Take Me (I’m Yours), Jewish Museum, New York (2016); Streams of Warm Impermanence, David Roberts Art Foundation, London (2016); and Made in L.A.: a, the, though, only, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2016). Her works reside in the collections of the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; CC Foundation, Shanghai; M Woods, Beijing; and Sifang Museum, Nanjing. She lives and works in Los Angeles.