L.L. Kessner incorporates experiences with landscapes, mythology and science into deeply psychological and poetic paintings, drawings and videos. Originally from the suburbs of Chicago, Kessner maintained a studio in downtown Los Angeles and taught at several institutions in the area from 2009-2018. Since then, Kessner has operated nomadically. The decision to temporarily relinquish home and studio opened new dimensions in consideration of location and history, isolation and intimacy. Kessner earned her MFA from ArtCenter College of Design and completed bachelor’s degrees in Visual Art and in a comparative philosophy program called, Fundamentals: Issues and Texts, at The University of Chicago.