Kelsey Tynik is an artist working and living in Ridgewood, Queens. She focuses on abstract painting and collage. She studied at the University of Connecticut with a BFA in illustration and a minor in art history. Born in New Jersey and previously working in Manhattan, she takes her life experiences and communicates them in her work. She is an avid journal keeper and uses her artwork as an extension of that, pouring words, feelings, colors and textures into each piece. She is true to her process of building a painting up, layer by layer, ultimately to rework and strongly edit elements out.