Kelda Van Patten

Member of Well Well Projects and Wave Contemporary

2020 MFA, Craft and Material Studies, Oregon College of Art and Craft and Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR
2005 MAT, Art Education, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR
1995 BFA, Interdisciplinary Art, San Francisco Art Institute, CA

Recent Solo and Group Exhibitions
2021 In Painting Thinking is Painting, group exhibit at Ereckson Gallery, Portland
2021 Nature Inside, solo exhibit at Well Well Projects, Portland
2021 Color Burst: Contemporary Photography, group exhibit at Black Box Gallery, Portland
2021 PNCA Exquisite Scrolls, “Exquisite Table,” collaborator, Russo Lee Gallery, Portland
2021 Always In Flower and In Fruit, solo exhibit at Strange Paradise, Portland
2021 Exposed 2021, online exhibition, group exhibit at Marin Society of Artists, San Rafael, CA
2021 Pacific Northwest Drawers Exhibition, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland
2021 What do we have here? group exhibit at Well Well Projects, Portland
2020 In / Between, MFA thesis exhibit at Carnation Contemporary, Portland
2020 Class of 2020, In The In-Between, Online Exhibition
2018 Juried Group Exhibition, Hoffman Gallery, Portland, OR

Teaching Experience
2021-22, Adjunt Art Instructor, Portland State University, OR
2014-current, Art Teacher, da Vinci Arts Middle School
2005-2014, Art Teacher, Hillsboro High School, OR
2004, Art Teacher, Renaissance Arts Academy, Portland, OR
2003-2004, Art Instructor, Caldera Arts, Central OR

Awards and Fellowships
2021 Fellow, Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, Otis, OR
2021 Full Scholarship, Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass, CO
2021 MAKE Grant, Regional Arts and Culture Council, Portland, OR
2021 Top 200 for Photolucida’s Critical Mass
2021 Fellow, Sou'wester Artist Residency, Seaview, WA
2020 Finalist, Glean Residency, Portland, OR
2020 Top 200 for Photolucida’s Critical Mass
2019 Fellow, Nes Artist Residency, Skagaströnd, Iceland
2017 Middle Level Teacher of the Year, OAEA
2011 TICA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2010 Art 21 Educators Initiative, NYC
2007-10 Scholarship, Creative Arts Community, Portland, OR
2005 Scholarship, Delta Kappa Gamma, Lewis and Clark College
2005 Scholarship, Carol D. Dimich Memorial, Lewis and Clark College
2003 Fellow, Art Farm Residency, Marquette, NE
2003 Fellow, Works / San José, Artist-in-Residence, San José, CA

2021 Nature Inside, Well Well Projects
2021 Reverberations, Small Talk Collective