My name is Katarina Keen, and I have been a traveling model for the last four years. Creating art with others is my greatest passion and I look at modeling as a way of being the art I create. I began modeling for a college class in Grand Rapids, Michigan where I was painted by dozens of artists as I held a pose for sometimes over an hour. I would also paint the figures that came in.
The diversity of the models just astonished me. It was so beautiful the way the light, lines, shapes and shadows fell on their bodies. The raw human form. I became captivated by the art of the nude, and from this class I gained an open awareness, and a deep respect for the body. Next think I knew, I was building up my portfolio with some local photographers, getting hired for small gigs here and there, then eventually started touring the country making art with the greats!
I am so passionate about what I do, and I like to think it reflects in my images. From fine art to glamour, fashion to acting in small films, I am versatile, and so very expressive!
Outside of modeling I am a painter, poet, and web designer- So it’s incredible that I have found a career to channel my many creative outlets. My goal with modeling is to impact peoples lives in a positive way, and cultivate connections through the arts.