I wanted to thank you again for including me in the 5th International Artist Book Triennial. I LOVE the catalog - it is beautiful. Looking forward to working with each other again in the future. Best, Kelda"
This original exhibition features the work of emerging and established contemporary artists working in the book form. Artists have been chosen for their contemporary vision, skilled craft and commitment to enriching the field of artists’ books. These works showcase not only the time-honored visual form of the book as art, but introduce ways inwhich these artists are turning the page -- and bringing us a fresh look into…See More
Kelda Martensen maintains a studio practice focused in the paper, book and print arts and serves as arts faculty in the visual arts department at North Seattle Community College. She received her MFA in Visual Art from Washington University in St. Louis.
Kelda was raised near the Puget Sound and has lived in Oregon, California, Alaska and Missouri with stints in Ireland, South Africa, Japan and Germany. She finds inspiration in the shifting definitions of home; poetry in the snapshots of old neighborhoods. Kelda views collage not only as a technique but a worldview -- memories, dreams and observations overlap and coexist on the same plane -- blurring the distinctions between our natural, social, political and imagined worlds.