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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 Edward Gonzales's photo
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LOS NORTEÑOS DEL LLANO Edward Gonzales 24x48 inches acrylic on canvas 2020

"Curator’s Comments: Los Nortenos del Llano is a beautiful piece, capturing the vibrancy of the landscape, and connection between the land, animals and people.  The rich and warm color palette used throughout your work is tempered here…"
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Resident Curator commented on Barry Treu's photo
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Red Square_24_48_2010

"Curator’s Comments:   This Red Square piece posted back in 2012 came up on the site today, and I became enamored with its initial simplicity, and then more complex color relationships with longer viewing.  Created in acrylic, I…"
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Resident Curator commented on Valaria Davis's photo
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Valarie Davis The Watchman

"Curator’s Comments:   The Watchmen was posted several years ago, but it drew my attention today when it came up on the site.  The exuberant linear markings provide all all-over gestural motif, nicely punctuated by orange focal…"
Jul 31
Resident Curator liked Valaria Davis's photo
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Resident Curator commented on Karleen Loughran's photo
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State of confusion

"Curator's Comments:   Thank you for posting this mesmerizing new work.  I’m struck by the formal power of these non-objective pieces to communicate a personal state of confusion and chaos.  The small amount of narrative…"
Jul 27
Resident Curator liked Karleen Loughran's photo
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Resident Curator liked Edward Gonzales's photo
Jul 24
Resident Curator commented on Carol Simon's photo
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Lapis Lazuli Free Form

"Curator's Comments: Lapis Lazuli Freeform came up on the site today, and I enjoyed the organic, non-objective composition. The saturated cobalt hues provide a lush color palette, while the lighter sections offer some visual rest from the active…"
Jul 22
Resident Curator liked Carol Simon's photo
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Resident Curator liked Carol Simon's photo
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Resident Curator commented on Leola Walker's photo
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chaps

"Curator's Comments:   Chaps came up randomly on the site today.  I’m glad it was brought to my attention, having been posted some time ago.  As a thumbnail image it was difficult to decipher the subject matter, despite the…"
Jul 16
Resident Curator liked Leola Walker's photo
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Resident Curator liked Mary Miller's photo
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Resident Curator liked Barry Treu's photo
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Resident Curator commented on DENNIS A. DEZMAIN's photo
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KINOPTIC #2(14Lx11HX.75D)3-2020

"Curator's Comments:   I quite like this new mixed media series you’ve posted to the site.  Thank you for sharing them and seeking my feedback.  While the individual works certainly share formal aspects, I’m most drawn…"
Jul 9
Resident Curator liked DENNIS A. DEZMAIN's photo
Jul 9

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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.

 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!

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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