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k.a. letts

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Kansas City, MO

Birth year

Lives in
Ann Arbor, MI

Works in
Chicago, IL


Yale Drama School, 1978, MFA
Barnard College, 1974, BA

Representing galleries

figurative, neo-cubist, imagist, neo-expressionist

Current Exhibitions and Events
Aug, 2014 A Matter of Taste
Michigan Women's Historical Center and Hall of Fame


To contact me directly about my work email 

A set and costume designer by training, K.A. Letts brings an unusual skill set to her paintings and drawings.  The artist has absorbed the influence of early 20th century European masters and has combined them with techniques and imagery from aboriginal art, outsider and street art to create a unique visual language. Her 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, N.Y., and has shown her work recently at Hatch Art (Hatchback 8) in Hamtramck, at 555 Galleries in Detroit and at Non-Fiction Gallery (Re:Tale) in Savannah GA.  


Recent Exhibits

k.a. letts participated in these exhibits:

Jan, 2014 Common Knowledge
Non-Fiction Gallery
Nov, 2013 Eye on the D: Seeing Detroit with New Eyes
555 Gallery and Studios
Aug, 2013 Free Range Women Artists
River's Edge Gallery
May, 2013 ArtSlant Prize Presents: Eleven new paintings by K.A. Letts
Pop-Up Art Loop
Apr, 2013 Frag-ment
A.I.R. Gallery
Apr, 2012 Re/Invention
ARC Gallery and Educational Foundation
Click here to see all exhibits for k.a. letts

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