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Lois Keller 



BA University of Wisconsin-Madison-Art, 1990

Elmhurst College

School of the Art Institute of Chicago



Château Orquevaux, France 2023 

The Residency Project @880- Pasadena, CA  2019


Solo Exhibitions

“The Contenders” Director's Guild, Hollywood, CA 2017 

“Feminist Bags” M Street, Los Angeles, CA, 2016

 “Quiddity” Chicago School of Professional Psychology, IL 2001

 “Quiddity” University of Illinois, IL 2001

 “Inside an Artist” Chicago Public Library, IL 2001

 “Conversations in Painting” Women Made Gallery, Chicago, IL 2000 


Group Shows

James May Gallery-The Art of Water, 2023

The Arthouse Hotel- New York, New York, 2023

860 Dorado- Forage 2023

Blue Line Arts- Lore and Legend, 2023

The Vanner Gallery, Roofless Painters, Salisbury, England, 2022

Leimert Space, Painted in Time, Los Angeles 2020 

The Coaster Show- Gallery 30 South, Pasadena, CA 2018 

We Choose Art- Feminist Perspective @ Montalban Gallery 2019

Labor of Love- Art Share LA, CA 2018 

No Restraint- ARK Gallery, CA, 2017 

Goddesses - Art Share LA, Los Angeles, CA 2016

From Her – Pico House Gallery. Los Angeles, CA 2015 & 2016

Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN 2001

Artist’s Space, New York, NY 2001 

Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 Chicago 

Art Open, Chicago, IL 1998-2003 

Public Art Projects 

Little Art Gallery, Mercer Island, Washington, 2023

Lawn Ornaments, MaidenLA 2020

Women’s March Artivist 2018-2020

Dia de los Muertos Altar, Hollywood Forever Cemetery 2018 

Portland Max- Art Share LA, Los Angeles 2017 

Save Art Space- Billboard Mural in Los Angeles, 2017 

Cows on Parade- San Luis Obispo, 2016 

Metro Through the Eyes of Artists Neighborhood Poster- El Monte for LA Metro 2007

Suite Home Chicago- Chicago , 2001 

Project A- National Conference on Adoption- San Diego 2000

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Artist Statement


 I am an interdisciplinary artist. The medium I engage in reflects my reaction to what is happening around me and my response to it.  Whether it's a collage made out of Trader Joe's Bags to describe a domestic life, digital political portraits that engage a response, my work will always attempt to honestly express the time and state of being I am living in. My most recent work  combines painting and drawing to illustrate both an interior and exterior life.  Adopted as a baby and not knowing my birth parents, the mystery of the unknown influenced me, I use familiar shapes to make the unknown more comfortable. 


Lois Keller (b. 1968, Greenbay, USA)  Keller earned a BA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison after attending Elmhurst College and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Lois had a long career painting for Opera, Ballet, and Theatre as a scenic artist and restoring historic painted architecture like The Colonial Theatre in Boston until finally settling in Los Angeles to raise a family. A prolific artist at home, her family had taken precedence over engaging her art publicly but has now been actively showing her work again. Solo shows include the UIC Gallery, Chicago, and The Chicago School of Psychology and she has participated in group exhibitions around the world at The ArtHouse Hotel, NY, NY, James May Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, The Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN, Pico House Gallery, Los Angeles CA, and in Salisbury, England. Most recently, her Los Angeles Metro Neighborhood Poster Series is being reissued, signed with Off the Walls a gallery that places art in TV and film productions, and completed a Residency at Chateau Orquevaux in France. She lives and works in Los Angeles, and is currently painting in protest with the Entertainment Industry Strike.

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