Kelly Chorpening was born in the USA and has an MFA from Hunter College, City University of New York and BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art. In 2016 she was shortlisted for both the Derwent and Jerwood drawing prizes and had a solo exhibition at Horatio Jr., London. Many of her projects are co-developed as books, published by Studio International (USA), RGAP (UK), Sint-Lucas Visual Arts and OPAK, FAK, KULeuven (Belgium). She is co-editor and contributor to A Companion to Contemporary Drawing to be published by Wiley Blackwell in early 2020. She has been an invited speaker for public talks at Borough Road Gallery, ICA London, National Gallery London, Tate Britain, RMIT Melbourne, American University Dubai, Royal Society London and Carnegie Mellon University, USA. Her teaching of drawing extends beyond art to students of archaeology (The New School and New York University), engineering (Kings College London), architecture (The AA Schools) and choreography (Trinity Laban). She is Programme Director Fine Art: Painting, Drawing and Printmaking at Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Art London.