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Kathryn Keller

Kathryn Keller was born in 1952 in El Dorado, Arkansas, to Polly Murphy and Christoph Keller. She grew up one of six children, the daughter of an Episcopal priest in Harrison, AR; Jackson, MS; and Little Rock, AR. Kathryn received her BA in 1974 from the University of the South in Sewanee, TN, where she majored in fine art and English. She has had subsequent studies at the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock, AR, the Arts Student League of New York, and the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts.

Her early work can be classified as narrative in nature focusing on themes of myth, family life, birth, and death. In her late forties she began working exclusively from life, continuing to draw inspiration from her surroundings, family, and location. Over the past twenty years she has focused on landscapes, cityscapes, interiors, and portraits, continuing to develop her narrative, figurative, and landscape work. She paints in oil and watercolors.

She has shown throughout the South, in New Orleans, LA; Charlotte, NC; Atlanta, GA; Louisville, KY; Lafayette, LA; El Dorado, AR; Savannah, GA; and Bay St. Louis, MS. She recently had a one-person museum show at the Alexandria Museum of Art in Alexandria, LA. Her work was also recently featured in Louisiana Cultural Vistas magazine’s Where Is Louisiana Art? issue.

Kathryn’s work is currently represented by Le Mieux Galleries in New Orleans, LA; Moremen Gallery in Louisville, KY, and the Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art in Charlotte, NC. In addition to her work being shown throughout the South, Kathryn’s work has been included in shows out west in Santa Fe, NM, and in the Northeast in New York City. Her shows have consisted of landscapes, cityscapes, portraits, and interiors.

She presently resides in Alexandria, LA, and New Orleans, LA, with her husband Scott Anderson. She has three children: Rachel, Jesse, and Hannah. She continues to paint from wherever she is in the world.