Keck was born in Andover, Massachusetts and has been working as an artist since the 1970s. She is noted for her large scale carved and painted wood sculptures which often resemble puppets, and are sometimes interactive. Her retrospective at the DeCordova Museum of Art in 2003 was highly praised. It featured a series of woodcuts based on her sculptures, and like them, the images were playful and provocative. Along with her prepartory drawings these prints are valuable because they were reveletory of her artistic process.