Kelly Brooks grew up in the Salt Lake Valley near the Cottonwood Canyons. She received a BFA in Drawing + Painting from Brigham Young University and a certificate in Art Teaching from Weber State University. Her artistic interests span several media but focus most on painting, drawing, and video art. Selected exhibitions include Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Rio Gallery, Finch Lane Gallery, Springville Art Museum, Bountiful Davis Art Center, Utah Cultural Celebration Center, Writ & Vision, SMartspace, Alice Gallery, Kimball Visual Arts Center, and CUAC. She directed the Museum School at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, and is the co-founder and former Co-Director of Granary Arts Ephraim. She currently lives and works in central Utah with her husband and three children where she teaches for the Department of Visual Art at Snow College.