Candace Keegan grew up in Niagara Falls, NY. She attended the State University of New York at Potsdam, where she earned a BA in art studio, with a concentration in painting and a Master of Science in teaching. She holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree in painting from The Catholic University of America. Keegan's work has been exhibited in Washington, DC, Virginia, Maryland, Texas, Kansas, Buffalo, NY and New York, NY. She is currently a faculty member in the Department of Art Education at Buffalo State College. She resides and works in Buffalo, New York. She uses self-portraits as subject matter to explore issues of perception and feminine identity.