Kelda Van Patten grew up in the South San Francisco Bay Area and now lives and works in Portland, Oregon. Her work merges mediums such as digital photography, temporary sculpture, and painting, and explores myth, desire, and consumerism in the age of the capitalosene. Kelda has shown her work locally at galleries such as the Hoffman Gallery at the Oregon College of Art and Craft, and the 157 Gallery at the Pacific Northwest College of Art. Her work has also been shown at Southern Exposure in San Francisco and the Cuernavaca Art Museum in Mexico. Kelda has a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and she has studied visual art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She is currently a candidate for an MFA from the Pacific Northwest College of Art. Kelda teaches visual arts at da Vinci Arts Middle School in Northeast Portland.