Van Deren most recently exhibited work for Storefronts Seattle. Her work has also appeared at SOIL Art Gallery, NEPO 5k Don't Run, Columbia City Gallery, and other local and international venues. She holds a BFA in Photomedia from the University of Washington.
In her work, Van Deren investigates frequently encountered paradoxes: strength and vulnerability, softness and hardness, dark and light. Often working with delicate or precious materials, she explores understanding, accepting and embracing the dualities of the everyday. She enjoys the richness found in contradictions.