Kellyn Elspeth Planteen was born in San Francisco, California. She grew up in several different Bay Area locations, most notably, the San Francisco Presidio, where she was first exposed to the cypress forests, which make a reoccurring presence in her work. Kellyn moved to Chicago in 2005 to study at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Her current work focuses on capturing split second memories and emotions. Mainly working in two mediums, her drawings allow her to capture emotion as it is happening, while sewing enables her to spend more time creating narratives that merge memory and fantasy.
Kellyn’s work can be perused at www.kellynplanteen.com.