Keren Toledano is a writer and self-taught abstract painter living and working in New York City. She finds inspiration in the least likely places, like drive-in theaters and old lighthouses--places seemingly forgotten by time. She is currently undertaking the design and renovation of a Brooklyn factory with her sister, which she hopes will be a welcome addition to an historic neighborhood with a commitment to the arts.

She received her BA in English from Harvard, and an MA in Arts & Humanities Education from NYU, with a focus on dissent in modern Chinese art. She thinks it makes sense for a writer to find passion in the painterly arts. Both art forms are instinctive expressions which beg the artist, not to make, but to find the order inherent in chaos.

You can read her creative writing work here.