Kelvin Ross

Artist Statement

I’ve been exposed to a thriving art scene as a lifelong resident of the San Francisco Bay Area (City of Richmond). My eclectic tastes are depicted through my cartoons, graphic novels, paintings and divergence into fantasy. My life experiences, casual conversations and politics are fodder for my curiosity, as my artistic soul remains hungry for places where my art could live, all the while, traversing various mediums. 

I find a myriad of inspirations from my experiences, passions, and perceptions, as catalysts for me to create and engage with others.

Artist Bio

San Francisco Bay Area native, Kelvin Ross, 61, is an only child who grew up in the city of Richmond, California. He's been incarcerated 18 years and for the past eight years serving his sentence at San Quentin. Kelvin has been featured in various venues including The Berkeley Art Museum (Humans of San Quentin), Oakland Federal Building, San Francisco Opera House, Stanford University, University of California, Berkeley, University of Derby, England, and Williams James Association projects.

Contact Information

Kelvin Ross (CDCR# F79463) 

San Quentin State Prison 2-N-5L 

San Quentin, CA 94974

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Artwork Detail: Manifesto, C.K. Gerhartsreiter AKA TAFKA Clark Rockefeller, 2022