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Beth Kerschen
Portland, OR

About the Artist

Beth Kerschen is a multi-disciplinary artist using photomontage Illustration to create cityscapes that capture the spirit of community. After graduating with a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Colorado College in Colorado Springs, she moved to Boston, MA to work for Polaroid. Then she worked for ten years as a graphic designer with several creative firms in Boston, eventually moving to Portland, Oregon in 2008. Since that time, Kerschen has committed her life to capturing vast urban landscapes into one tangible image. She uses her photography, design, and illustration skills to turn urban landsc…

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About the Artist

Beth Kerschen is a multi-disciplinary artist using photomontage Illustration to create cityscapes that capture the spirit of community. After graduating with a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Colorado College in Colorado Springs, she moved to Boston, MA to work for Polaroid. Then she worked for ten years as a graphic designer with several creative firms in Boston, eventually moving to Portland, Oregon in 2008. Since that time, Kerschen has committed her life to capturing vast urban landscapes into one tangible image. She uses her photography, design, and illustration skills to turn urban landscapes into fantastical images filled with meaning and nostalgia. Her art celebrates the unifying connections held by the landmarks, buildings, and vistas of our cities that unify us. She was awarded a Professional Development Grant from RACC (‘15) and a public art installation commission at the Portland International Airport (‘16). Her work has been held in a number of corporate and city collections, including two terms in the Portland, Oregon Mayor’s office, as several hand-painted murals for a luxury residence by ConAm, and as large format artwork in the new JupiterNEXT Hotel guest rooms.

Artist’s Work

World Travel Series
Travel the world spiritual unity
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Travel the World: Spiritual Unity

By Beth Kerschen

Travel america usa unity
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Travel America: USA Unity

By Beth Kerschen

Travel the globe world unity
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Travel the Globe: World Unity

By Beth Kerschen

Celebrating Urban Life - B&W Series
Tourists of new york city
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Tourists of New York City

By Beth Kerschen

Walking through times square
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Walking Through Times Square

By Beth Kerschen

Portland in flux
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Portland In Flux

By Beth Kerschen

Welcome to the neighborhood
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Welcome to the Neighborhood

By Beth Kerschen

Westside portland landmarks
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Westside Portland Landmarks

By Beth Kerschen

Eastside portland landmarks
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Eastside Portland Landmarks

By Beth Kerschen

Tower of portland
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Tower of Portland

By Beth Kerschen

Tower of seattle
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Tower of Seattle

By Beth Kerschen

Chromatic Cityscape Series
New york city skyline 6
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New York City Skyline

By Beth Kerschen

San francisco bay view
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San Francisco Bay View

By Beth Kerschen

Boston in autumn
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Boston in Autumn

By Beth Kerschen

Watching over portland
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Watching Over Portland

By Beth Kerschen

Seattle to mt rainier
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Seattle to Mt. Rainier

By Beth Kerschen

Oakland california
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Oakland, California

By Beth Kerschen

Brooklyn new york
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Brooklyn, New York

By Beth Kerschen

Selected Exhibitions

  • Gallery 114
    Portland, Oregon, 2019
  • Verum Ultimum Gallery
    Portland, Oregon, 2018
  • Portland’5 Newmark Theatre, “Surroundings”
    Portland, Oregon, 2018
  • Center for Fine Art Photography,“Photography as a Response” Juror Christy Havranek,
    Fort Collins, Colorado, 2017
  • “Portland: East Meets West” Installation
    Portland International Airport, 2016
  • Marcas Contemporary Art
    Santa Ana, CA, 2014
  • Hirosegawa Museum, U.S. Printmaker’s Show
    Maebashu, Japan, 2012

Press and Accolades

  • Play/Sleep Feature - Southwest Magazine
    2019
  • Unipiper Beer Release - KOIN 6 Portland News
    2019
  • A Feminist City Guide to Portland - Unearth Women
    2018
  • Artwork on 3 seasons of "Portlandia" (IFC Network)
    2016-2018

Education

  • New England School of Photography, Commercial Certificate
    Boston, MA,1997 
  • Colorado College, Bachelor of Arts
    Colorado Springs, CO,1995