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Jenny Kettler is an artist, educator and explorer based in St. Louis, MO. In her What Remains project she surveyed the Midwestern landscape for three years photographing plastic bags caught in trees and bushes in a region with no bag bans. Her photographic work is hauntingly beautiful and explores the complex and interwoven relationships humans have with nature in the Anthropocene epoch.

She strives to use art as a tool for environmental education to create an eco-consciousness in America again. Her projects fluctuate between hiking meditations, photography, healing breath work, installations and organizing environmental justice based art programs.

She holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Photography from Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville and a Bachelors of Arts in Photojournalism from the Missouri School of Journalism in Columbia, MO and Environmental Studies Certificate. She teaches photography at Lindenwood University.


Notable media appearances:

Reclaiming Gaia: Artist Jenny Kettler Tangles with…Plastic

(KDHX's Earthworms Podcast, Oct. 13, 2020)

Students install international art project in Ryan Hummert Park 
(40SouthNews, Doug Miner, August 11, 2016)



Jenny would love to hear from you. For more information on artwork, speaking engagements, workshops, and exhibitions, please contact: 

jenniferkettler @

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