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K.A. Letts
Chicago/Detroit, IL

About the Artist

A set and costume designer by training, K.A. Letts brings an unusual skill set to her work in the studio. The artist has absorbed the influence of early 20th century masters and has combined them with techniques and imagery from aboriginal art, outsider and street art to create a unique visual language. These 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.) She currently divides her time between Chicago and her farm in rural Michigan. She is an Inter/National Alum…

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About the Artist

A set and costume designer by training, K.A. Letts brings an unusual skill set to her work in the studio. The artist has absorbed the influence of early 20th century masters and has combined them with techniques and imagery from aboriginal art, outsider and street art to create a unique visual language. These 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.) She currently divides her time between Chicago and her farm in rural Michigan. She is an Inter/National Alumna Artist at A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn, and a member of 555 Gallery in Detroit. She is a 2013 juried award winner of the ArtSlant.com online competition in painting.

Artist’s Work

Metamorphosisdaphne
Ka letts

Metamorphosis:Daphne

By K.A. Letts

Two faced odalisque
Ka letts

Two-faced Odalisque

By K.A. Letts

Caffe streets
Ka letts

Caffe Streets

By K.A. Letts

The bird charmer
Ka letts

The Bird Charmer

By K.A. Letts

Show horse 1
Ka letts

Show Horse 1

By K.A. Letts

Original sin
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Original Sin

By K.A. Letts

Selected Exhibitions

  • A.I.R. Gallery - National Artist Exhibit
    NYC, 2013
  • 555 Gallery
    Detroit, 2013
  • ArtSlant/Pop-Up Art Loop
    Chicago, 2012
  • Gallery @ 220
    Chicago, 2011
  • Gov.St. University Gallery
    Chicago, 1999

Press and Accolades

  • Online interview - http://popupa2.tumblr.com/post/11353653699/artist-profile-kathleen-letts
    October 12, 2011
  • Featured Artist (painting) Round #5 ArtSlant.com
    Sept. 2011
  • Jeff Stevenson Art eXaminer.com
    August, 2009

Education

  • Yale Drama School, MFA
    New Haven,1982 
  • Barnard College, BA
    NYC,1978