Katherine Keltner
Medium: Mixed Media and Painting

Studio Location:
183 Lorraine Street
Studio # 2

Phone: 9176969154

Email: katherinekeltner@gmail.com

Website:: www.katherinekeltner.com

Artist Bio:
Katherine Keltner is a Brooklyn-based artist whose body of work includes paintings; drawings; photo-based, mixed media collages; installations; and an artist's book. Raised in New York, she earned her AB from Dartmouth College and her MFA from American University, and her graduate studies include time at Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and Brooklyn College MFA, where she had the pleasure of working with Elizabeth Murray. She has an upcoming two-person exhibition at the Katzen Arts Center in Washington DC and has exhibited at Trestle Gallery, Momenta Art; the Bruce High Quality Foundation; Rhombus Space; Muriel Guepin; Max Protetch; The American University Museum/Katzen Arts Center; JCAL; and Real Art Ways. Her work has been reviewed and featured in publications such as Art F City, ARTINFO and the L Magazine. Keltner is a 2016 Ragdale Fellow and the 2016 Artist-in-Residence at Rhombus Space, as well as a past fellowship recipient at Vermont Studio Center. Keltner contributes reviews to POVarts and published "Multiplicities from Motherhood: How the Changing Representation of the Female Body as Mother Widens the Discourse on Issues of Support," in The International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences. She has given artist talks at Hunter College, A@R, Meulensteen, and JCAL.

Artist Statement:
I work in a variety of media exploring how we see and make sense of things. My paintings and drawings use thin layers of paint and ink together with ephemera from my life to capture a trace of what was once there, accumulating opacities that become imagined landscapes, while disclosing bits of personal narrative in an overarching system of order, often a grid or celestial arc. Other projects have included an artist's book that used a combination of a daily image with emails from the same day over the course of a year, and an installation using the stuff of my life: scribbles in school notebook margins, CDs, used datebook pages, receipts, old letters and drawings, all organized chronologically to depict visual diaries of specific times.

All images and text copyright Katherine Keltner