Keren Toledano

Keren Toledano is a self-taught artist based in New York City. She received her BA in English from Harvard and her MA in Arts & Humanities Education from NYU. She worked as a literary agent, Hollywood story editor, writer, and film archivist, before committing herself to her artistic practice. After publishing several short stories in literary journals, writer’s block led her to explore fine art. 

She now splits her time between painting and writing, finding connections across disciplines. As a creative writer, Keren is interested in the overlap of story and image, the ways in which specific marks invoke a pre-linguistic syntax. Stains on raw canvas as adjectives, hard-lined shapes as concrete nouns. What seems most solid is a mere reaction to what lies beneath it.