Kelda Van Patten is a visual artist residing in Portland, Oregon. She constructs photographs that create disorienting pictorial spaces that merge photography with the cut-out, collage, and painting. Kelda is a recipient of two Regional Arts and Culture Council grants (2021 and 2022), and she has held residencies at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology (Oregon) and NES (Iceland). Her work has been shown in both solo and group exhibitions including Foto Relevance (Houston), Klompching Gallery (New York), Platform Gallery (Seattle), Blue Sky Gallery, Carnation Contemporary, and Well Well Projects (Portland, OR). Kelda’s work has been featured in several online and print publications including Bloomberg Businessweek, Fraction Magazine, the.waiting.room.gallery, and In the In-Between. She holds an MFA from the Pacific Northwest College of Art, an MAT from Lewis and Clark College, and a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Kelda is also an art educator and has taught visual art in both K12 and higher education for 18 years.
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