Kelsey Keaton holds a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

She's spent an inordinate number of hours cataloging insect specimens, organizing metal type, sewing book bindings, and caring for plants - all of which figure heavily in her work.

She is currently employed at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago IL as a Grants Specialist and is working on an illustrated fairytale about a natural history museum. 

She’s also photographed nearly 2,000 beetles (including one caught by Darwin himself) that are available online for use by researchers worldwide.

She can be reached at:

 kelseykeaton (at) gmail (dot) com






homepage portrait courtesy of Kyle LaMere

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