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. For a year and a half, Kessner then operated nomadically. The decision to temporarily relinquish home and studio opened new dimensions in her consideration of location and history, isolation and intimacy. In the fall of 2019, she began teaching at College of the Redwoods in Eureka, CA and settled in Humboldt County, where she now explores a new and different symbolic environment among the trees. 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.