Kelda Van Patten merges digital photography and collage to construct still life pictures that evoke a sense of surprise or contradiction. Her photographic work occupies liminal spaces between artifice and truth, imagination and the real, mimesis and the origin. Kelda has recently exhibited her work at Blue Sky Gallery, Strange Paradise Gallery, Well Well Projects and Carnation Contemporary (Portland, Oregon). In 2020, Kelda was selected in the top 200 for Photolucida’s Critical Mass. She holds a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, an MAT from Lewis and Clark College and a MFA from the Pacific Northwest College of Art. Kelda is a member of Wave Contemporary, as well as the artist-run gallery, Well Well Projects.