Kaelyn McGowen was raised under neon lights. A Nevada desert native, she spent her childhood in this glowing playground. She studied Studio Arts at The University of Nevada with a focus in Arts Education and Painting and holds an MFA in Arts Leadership from Seattle University.
While in Seattle started her journey learning neon glass blowing. Since 2019 she has studied under several master glass benders in Oregon, Washington and Nevada.
She currently lives and creates in
Seattle, WA, creating multimedia work primarily using paint and neon materials. She is a glass bender at several local neon studios and on the neon design, install and fabrication team for Burning Man.
She incorporates visual narrative, color, and physical interactivity in her work, using neon and paint as the materials to tell stories of the human experience.