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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 Jenni Dickens's photo

In the Lobby

"Curator's Comments:   There is an absolutely haunting quality to this painting.  In the Lobby first caught my attention as a random thumbnail picture when I thought there was a dark animal-like form in the shadowy center.  But…"
Resident Curator liked Jenni Dickens's photo
Resident Curator liked Mark Sarty's photo
Resident Curator liked Astrid Fitzgerald's photo
Resident Curator commented on Terry Honstead's photo


"Curator’s Comments:   This seemingly untitled work came up randomly on the site today, and its fresh approach to color and subject matter caught and held my attention. The stark contrast with the background gives this piece a clean,…"
Resident Curator liked Terry Honstead's photo
Resident Curator commented on Sara Newton's photo

Mesa Ride

"Curator's Comments:   Looking at this painting entitled Mesa Ride this afternoon, I was struck by the clean formality of the color blocking.  The pale orange and lavender tints within the horse and rider create a particularly…"
Jun 27
Resident Curator liked Sara Newton's photo
Jun 27
Resident Curator commented on Annie St.Martin's photo

The Journey Home

"Curator’s Comments:   The Journey Home caught my attention this morning, and I thought the short narrative statement you included below directed and enriched my viewing experience.  I do appreciate the intended serenity of the piece,…"
Jun 20
Resident Curator liked Annie St.Martin's photo
Jun 20
Resident Curator commented on Chris Mason's photo


"Curator’s Comments:   This apparently untitled work (DSC_4359) posted back in 2012 is an interesting image. The vignette of the lone and barren tree on an achromatic ground poses a strong visual contrast to the verdant green and blue hues…"
Jun 19
Resident Curator liked Chris Mason's photo
Jun 19
Resident Curator commented on Michael Gancarz's photo


"Curator’s Comments: C*** A- Doodle- Boy came up on the site for me this morning, and I enjoyed contemplating the simplicity of the portrait, which conveys s a myriad of interpretations. The stark white ground sets up visual rest for the…"
Jun 16
Resident Curator liked Michael Gancarz's photo
Jun 16
Resident Curator commented on Antonio Gonzalez-Nuñez's photo


"Curator’s Comments: Fetiche came up randomly on the site today, and I enjoyed reflecting on the manner in which the piece simultaneously represents as image and object.  The stark white background is a beautiful foil to the articulated…"
Jun 12
Resident Curator commented on Linda Hudgins's photo

k Tone Poem Personal Physics 2 acrylic on canvas 25.5 x 25

"Curator’s Comments: This exuberant abstraction caught my attention recently, although it was posted many years ago.  I’m attracted to the spatial qualities that alternate between flat, painterly brush marks that sit on the canvas…"
Jun 12

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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!

At 6:38pm on February 17, 2016, Renuka Pillai said…

Sorry about that, certainly miss your excellent comment.

At 1:12am on November 27, 2015, Candace Doub said…

Thanks, again, for your complimentary review of "Harnessing the Wind". It was so kind of you to bring my art to the attention of others. I am so appreciative!

At 3:50pm on December 2, 2014, Edward A Kingsbury III said…
Thank you! For the great review!

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