"My work looks both forward and back in time. I employ techniques and strategies from painting's history to describe the present anthropocene age where all of nature is touched by humans and all humans are touched by technology."
A set and costume designer by training, K.A. Letts brings an unusual skill set to her paintings and drawings. The artist has absorbed the influence of early 20th century European masters and has combined them with techniques and imagery from aboriginal art, outsider and street art to create a unique visual language. Her erudite yet accessible figurative works are tightly crafted, carefully drawn, deeply felt.
K.A. Letts is a graduate of Barnard College (B.A.) and Yale Drama School (M.F.A.) and is an Inter/National Alumna Artist at A.I.R. Gallery (www.airgallery.org) in Brooklyn, N.Y. She is currently represented by River House Arts in Toledo, OH and Higher Art Gallery in Traverse City, MI. Letts has shown work in Detroit at Hatch Hamtramck, 555 Galleries, Scarab Club and Playground Detroit. Other venues include Motor Row Gallery and Firecat Projects in Chicago, University of Michigan Connections Gallery in Ann Arbor, MI and Non-Fiction Gallery in Savannah GA. Work by K.A. Letts was on exhibit in 2014-2015 at the Toledo Art Museum in the 95th Annual Area Artists Exhibit where she was awarded the Toledo Federation of Art Society's Purchase Award.