Kelda Van Patten is a visual artist and art educator residing in Portland, Oregon. She is a member of Well Well Projects and Wave Contemporary. Kelda’s photographs create disorienting pictorial spaces that merge photography with the cut-out, collage, and painting. Kelda is a recipient of the Regional Arts and Culture Council’s Make Grant (2021), in the top 200 for Photolucida’s critical mass, and she has held residencies at NES (Iceland) and the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology (Oregon). Her work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions including Blue Sky Gallery, Carnation Contemporary, and Well Well Projects (Portland, Oregon), Southern Exposure (San Francisco), the Cuernavaca Museum of Art (Mexico), and Platform Gallery (Seattle). Kelda’s work has been featured in several online and print publications including Fraction Magazine, the.waiting.room.gallery, In the In-Between, and Platform Gallery. She holds an MFA in Craft and Material Studies from Oregon College of Art and Craft and Pacific Northwest College of Art, an MAT in art education from Lewis and Clark College, and a BFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute. Kelda teaches visual art at da Vinci Arts Middle School and Portland State University.
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