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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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A Fine Balance

Encaustic on panel18" x 24"
Resident Curator commented on Khaldoon Gharaibeh's photo

If there is Chance 9

"Curator’ Comment:   The album If There is Chance came up randomly on the site, and I was drawn into the simple cartoon narratives that encapsulate mixed signals, whether it comes to love, or global affairs. The image of the couple sitting…"
Resident Curator liked Khaldoon Gharaibeh's photo
Resident Curator liked Carolyn Altman's photo
Resident Curator commented on Julie A. Struck's photo


"Curator’s Comments:     This digital collage came up randomly on the site today, and like many of your mixed media works, imbeds more complex imagery within simple domestic forms. The title Magnetism evokes a sense of attraction…"
Resident Curator liked Julie A. Struck's photo
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A Fine Balance

Encaustic on panel18" x 24"
Jan 8
Resident Curator commented on Michael Pointer's photo

American Dreamers- Migrant

"Curator’ Comment:   Welcome to the site!  Your American Dreamers series certainly resonates during these challenging times in America.  The ambiguity of the expressively rendered forms, and duplicity of the appropriated…"
Jan 7
Resident Curator liked Michael Pointer's photo
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Resident Curator liked Michael Pointer's photo
Jan 3
Resident Curator commented on Michelle Connolly's photo


"Curator’s Comments:   This up-front and playful construction came up randomly on the site this morning.  It’s a fresh and unexpected juxtaposition of disparate forms that come together in a figurative meld. I remember being…"
Jan 2
Resident Curator liked Michelle Connolly's photo
Jan 2
Resident Curator commented on Abby rieser's photo

Mathilde's Dream 2010

"Curator’s Comments:   What a treat to discover your repertoire of work on the site today, several years after the last piece was posted.  While sizes aren’t indicated, I imagine these assemblages are on a small, intimate scale,…"
Dec 30, 2020
Resident Curator liked Abby rieser's photo
Dec 30, 2020
Resident Curator commented on Wendy Goldberg's photo

Cheda Garage

"Curator’s Comments: Cheda Garage was posted several years ago, and it attracted my attention today because I was intrigued by the slight visual skewing of the rather ordinary urban scene.  The drawing offers both a feeling of…"
Dec 26, 2020
Resident Curator liked Michael Hecht's photo
Dec 26, 2020

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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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