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Kristen T Woodward - Artists2artists Resident Curator

Welcome to my page. My name is Kristen T Woodward, and I am the official resident curator for Artists2artists. Please view my short bio below:

A Professor of Art at Albright College in Pennsylvania, I have exhibited my mixed media paintings in over 200 venues since 2000.  I currently teach introductory through advanced levels of undergraduate printmaking & painting, including oil and water media, and encaustic. I have also team taught interdisciplinary courses on Latin American graphic art, and gender and the visual arts. Currently, I am collaborating with a biologist to explore tropical ecosystems in Central America.

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Resident Curator commented on Shawn Yu's photo


"Curator’s Comment:   I can’t get enough of your painting. Knight 4 remains a popularly viewed work on the site more than a decade after it was first shared. The composition is particularly striking.  I appreciate the classical…"
Feb 9
Resident Curator liked Shawn Yu's photo
Feb 8
Resident Curator commented on Tanya Vanessa Foster's photo

Dog Country

"Curator’s Comment: Dog Country remains a popularly viewed piece on the site more than a decade after it was first shared.  I was happy to take a longer look today, as the complexity of the mixed media painting incentivizes us with longer…"
Feb 8
Resident Curator liked Tanya Vanessa Foster's photo
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Resident Curator liked Beverley Bonner's photo
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Resident Curator commented on Laurence Jones's photo

White Series No.19 -2015

"Curator’s Comment: I find myself drifting back to No. 19 in your White Series.  The subtle shifts of low saturation color and subtle values are emblematic of the other collages in the series, but this piece in particular plays with…"
Feb 6
Resident Curator liked William Wood III's photo
Feb 1
Resident Curator commented on Arnold Anthony Orosco's photo


"Curator’s Comment: Fin del Camino is an energetic image, skewing the viewers’ expectations of color and space. I enjoy the visual swing between the thin black contour lines around and into the outstretched figure against the heavier…"
Jan 23
Resident Curator commented on Teri Rosario's photo


"Curator’s Comment: While I’m not well versed in contemporary fantasy imagery, this pencil drawing of Juliet caught my eye in a random selection of works on the site.  The illustrative format of an arched frame with text beneath…"
Jan 22
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Resident Curator liked Laurence Jones's photo
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Resident Curator liked Anna Inez's photo
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Resident Curator commented on Chaihanlee's photo


"Curator’s Comment: The abstract painting entitled Metamorphosis is a lush, unrestrained piece. Appearing after it’s initial posting many years ago, I was drawn in by the organic configuration that is particularly concentrated in the…"
Jan 20
Resident Curator commented on Leonardo Lanzolla's photo

Skull flamenco…ole'.

"Curator’s Comment: This beautifully fluid piece Skull flamenco…ole’ captured my attention and imagination today when it appeared in a random selection on the site. The varying areas of transparency and opacity within the organic…"
Jan 19
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Jan 19

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At 12:32pm on February 1, 2021, Chalda Maloff said…

That's very generous, thank you!

At 9:36am on January 30, 2021, Chalda Maloff said…


Thank you so much for your thoughtful and insightful comments on my pieces.  I always value and appreciate your input, especially when you view current pieces in the context of my broader body of work.  Being a musician in addition to visual artist, the reference to sound is important in my artwork.   I’m gratified that you understand and relate to that aspect.  I would love permission to repost your beautiful and poetic words.

At 10:11am on January 29, 2021, Michael Pointer said…
Thank you for the friending! Your astute comments are much appreciated.
At 9:34pm on February 22, 2020, Andrew Schlageter said…

Thank you for the kind words on "Dance of the Lark" :).  You're pretty spot on when you say my pieces are like part of something bigger.  That piece is going into a picture book I'm writing called The Lark Ascending, about one of the last living species from our time taking an annual journey across very obscure environments and habitats, dominated by monsters who absolutely adore her and partake in different activities when she passes by.  If you're curious, here's a link the gallery for the story so far on my site on my site.  It has more descriptive narratives about each enviroment, monster, and activity.

All my other work and projects are on that site too.  Most of my stuff goes into a bigger story or at least a collection.  It's all work I'm very passionate about.  Unfortunately none of it has ever been published or featured :/

Right now I'm an entry level illustrator who's been looking for work for about a year now, so it's good to hear complements about my work from someone who happens to come across it.  I'll never stop doing work but the field is just absolutely heartbreaking at points.

At 10:53am on February 11, 2020, Andrew Schlageter said…

thank you for your comment so long ago :) I actually had very little confidence in that piece

At 9:29am on March 18, 2019, DENNIS A. DEZMAIN said…

At 11:13am on August 31, 2017, Wendy James said…

Many thanks for your kind review of The Greedy.  I am immersed in the very slow process of understanding this complicated poem Commedia, looking at the distant past, how it relates to the alarming present and the personal.  In these my late years it would be amusing to eventually arrive at Paradiso.  The Greedy, as I recall, is commenting on materialism.

At 8:18pm on September 22, 2016, Wendy James said…

Dear Kristen

I liked your suggestion about the Red Queen/White Queen possibly being a split personality.  Perhaps on some level I am expressing that.  However the real reason is not as interesting..perhaps.  "Alice though the Looking Glass" has always been a favorite of mine, very quotable with interesting insights.  The most interesting, to me, is when she is on a hill and looks over the fields, woods and streams below.  She exclaims "why it is a huge game of chess being played over the whole world" (something like that").  I think "yes indeed".  So the painting is based on a chess board but I wanted to break it down and not make it so rigid.  I tried to figure out, more or less how the moves might work out, for example the knight has moved from his starting spot to forth spot from the left second row down.  The whole piece could be savagely taken apart if one is a chess player.  Different images play the queen, king etc, the pawns remain the same.  That is where the fun was for me.

Come to think of it I have not really answered your question. Of course in chess they are in opposition but perhaps they also can represent the split personality. 

It may need further work.


At 7:27pm on September 21, 2016, Wendy James said…

Many thanks for your kind review of White Queen/Red Queen.  It is very interesting to read a review of a work and consider ideas that I had not previously thought of.

Wendy James  

At 6:29am on May 4, 2016, B a r b a r a Schneider said…

Dear Resident Curator, Kristen T Woodward: 

Thank you for your interest & review!


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