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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 Anthea Missy's photo
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46. Magnets

"Curator’s Comments:     I discovered Magnets randomly on the site today, and am intrigued by the smoky grey values combined with contrasting black and white elements.  I’m curious to find this achromatic piece as somewhat…"
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Roots 1, 2015, ink and color on paper, 24" x 48" (61 x 122 cm)

"Curator’s Comments:     This piece in your Roots series came up for me randomly on the site today, and I confess I had more appreciation for it when taken out of the context of your other fluid ink paintings. In the past I admired…"
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Resident Curator liked Shulin Sun's photo
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Resident Curator liked Michael S. Eddy's photo
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Resident Curator commented on Michael Lownie's photo
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"Pulse"

"Curator’s Comments:     While you’ve noted that you used bolder color in this work than in your general studio practice, I still see Pulse as a fairly restrained painting. The predominantly pinkish-brown tint throughout the…"
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Resident Curator commented on Jaroslava Antosova's photo
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Angel

"Curator’s Comments:   The ghostly, ephemeral qualities in your painting practice are effectively highlighted in this piece from 2013, simply titled Angel.  Coming up on the site recently, I enjoyed revisiting all of your work. The…"
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Resident Curator commented on Ann Simms's photo
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Folly

"Curator’s Comments:   Folly attracted my attention today with it’s soothing and alternating bands of land, water and sky. I appreciate how the inclusion of the smallest line of weathered fence along the bottom of the image grounds…"
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Resident Curator commented on Ferril Nawir's photo
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Tellus Aeolo - Dance of the Wind & Earth Goddess

"Curator’s Comments:   The uniquely undulating forms of Tellus Aeolo-Dance of the Wind & Earth Goddess also caught my attention when it was randomly featured on the site.  I appreciate the organic figuration in many of your mixed…"
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Resident Curator commented on Ellen Powell's photo
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Twirled

"Curator’s Comments:     This hypnotic image posted back in 2009 appeared randomly on the site today, and I was drawn into the rich shadows and surprising manipulation of pattern and scale. I don’t know that I would have…"
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Resident Curator commented on Lisa Shimko's photo
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Watermelon Sky

"Curator’s Comments:     This joyful and quintessential summer piece, posted back in 2009, came up on the site today. Having admired your work since I joined the site, each painting offers surprises when revisited.  The juicy…"
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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…

Kristen,

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.

 https://aschlageter.artspan.com/carousel.php?galleryID=261604

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.

Wendy

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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