Kelsey Reckling

Kelsey spent her life growing up between her birth place of Houston, Texas, and a small valley in central Colorado where her grandparents had a home. It was there where she discovered her fascination with ecology and birds. As she got older, she spent a lot of her time moving and traveling, until she landed permanently in Los Angeles, California four years ago. Here, she is a professional photographer who spends her days working at the Natural History Museum and the California Wildlife Center rehabilitating injured wildlife. Los Angeles is very rich in biodiversity and there is always something new to discover and explore, which is why you can find Kelsey either hiking in a local park or up in the San Gabriel Mountains, or birding at various local hotspots. Her art is very influenced by the outdoors, the unknown, and the history behind the rocks, the mountains, the bodies of water, the animals, and the people of the land which she inhabits.

“Artists and scientists are both asking questions about the world, they’re just doing it in different ways”
Alex Braidwood
Director, Iowa Lakeside Lab Artists-in-Residence Program
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