Kellen Chasuk (b. 1995) lives and works in Oakland, California.
I make art that aims to untangle my ever-changing view of the world through representation of everyday thoughts, objects, and textures. Humor is essential to understanding the work- as it is rooted in self-awareness and offers essential room for growth. Most of the subject matter is derived from an accumulation of visual and academic knowledge related to anything from television, advertising, fabric patterns, art history, to gender and personal relationships, plus finding wherever I fit in. Creating a visual response allows me to hold on to my own warped view of things and creates agency for myself and the viewer. My intention is to call attention to the subjectiveness of the human experience through manipulating traditional painting, sculpture, and media techniques. The output being, hopefully, a moment of reflection, a laugh, a relatable discomfort, or a newfound comfort.
Thank You for Coming, PNCA Gallery 201, Portland, OR
Summer Staycation, Stephanie Chefas Projects annex, Portland, OR
Selected Group Shows
December First Thursday, PNCA Atrium, Portland, OR
Window Waiting, Center for Contemporary Art and Culture, Portland, OR
Gather, B10 Gallery at PNCA, Portland, OR
Willy Nilly, Killjoy Collective, Portland, OR
A Group Thing Exhibition on Widewalls http://www.widewalls.ch/stephanie-chefas-projects-artists-exhibition/
Pacific Northwest College of Art 2014-2017
Honors and Awards
Rose City Scholarship 2014-2017
Intern, May-Aug, Nationale, Portland, OR
Media/Marketing Intern, March-Sep 2016, Athen B. Gallery, Oakland, CA