Kelly Tunstall received her BA from California College of Arts and Crafts in 2002. Working in acrylic, collage, spray paint, pencil, pen and ink, gold leaf, and some secret sauce, her experimental yet classically-grounded works live somewhat comfortably in a space between graphic expression, stylized representation, surrealism, and sketch. Also working in illustration, installation, and multimedia projects, Tunstall plays with the contrast between a compositional formality and a more casual revelation of method. She has shown nationally and internationally, often in collaboration with her husband, Ferris Plock. Tunstall's work is on permanent view at the restaurants a16 and Bar Crudo, both in San Francisco, and at Hotel Alcazar and Cheeky's, located in Palm Springs. Tunstall recently created a new body of work for a new a16 in Oakland, CA, and collaborated with Plock on a permanently-installed body of work for SPQR: a Michelin-starred restaurant in San Francisco.