Keegan Luttrell is a multi-media artist living and working in Berlin. She completed her MFA in sculpture at Mills College in Oakland, California in 2013. She graduated from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2008 with a BFA in Art History, Theory and Criticism and a concentration in Photography. She has shown works in San Francisco, Oakland, Brooklyn, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Aix-en-Provence, France, Geneva, Switzerland, Berlin, Germany and Athens and Santorini, Greece. Luttrell explores themes of vulnerability, fear, protection, and ritual that emphasize the most fragile aspects of human existence and the reasons behind the urge to maintain a sense of security in a world so tenuous.
At the crux of my creative process is the loss of control and the experience of vulnerability. Through performance my body serves as a mirror that allows the viewer to empathise with a body pushing through a threshold of the impossible.
Through ritualised activations, residues are formed and a path to healing reveals. When the body is at its weakest, it tends to reveal the most strength. Reaching the state of consciousness through this form of endurance based work allows me to connect with the most fragile aspects of human existence and the reasons behind the urge to maintain a sense of security in a world so tenuous.