Kelda Van Patten is a visual artist residing in Portland, Oregon. She is a member of Well Well Projects, as well as Wave Contemporary. Kelda’s photographs create disorienting pictorial spaces that merge photography, painting, and collage. Kelda holds an MFA in Craft and Material Studies from the Oregon College of Art and Craft/Pacific Northwest College of Art, as well as an MAT from Lewis and Clark College, and a BFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute. She has recently exhibited her work locally at the Blue Sky Gallery, Strange Paradise, Well Well Projects, and Carnation Contemporary. In 2020 and 2021, Kelda was selected as a finalist for Photolucida’s Critical Mass, and in 2021 she received a grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council. Kelda is also an art educator and teaches at da Vinci Arts Middle School.
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