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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 liked Heather M Semore's photo
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Resident Curator commented on Karen Dixon's photo

The Flow

"Curator’s Comments: This multi-part piece entitled The Flow appeared randomly on the site, and I was happy to take a closer look.  The subtle variations in color against more translucent white glass conjure ethereal surfaces and…"
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Sankt Moritz

"Curator’s Comments: Sankt Moritz is a stimulating landscape.  The jagged edged abstraction nicely counters the soft, lightly graduated cool hues in the sky, and shocks of bright pink terrain.   Sense of place is communicated by…"
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Resident Curator liked Franco's photo
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Resident Curator commented on Francine Dufour Jones's photo

Ravens Hold On

"Curator’s Comments: The vibrantly jewel-toned Ravens Hold On came up randomly on the site, and was posted back in 2012.  I was lured into the piece’s dramatic shifts between warm ochre and red hues in the leafy ground, and the…"
Nov 14
Resident Curator commented on Scott Smith's photo

Wade in the Water Two

"Curator’s Comments: Wade in the Water Two feels like a delicate rendition of some of your other bolder organic abstractions. The feathery gray lines melt into the white areas, providing low contrast to the smaller passages of intense color.…"
Nov 13
Resident Curator liked EMBowie's photo
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Resident Curator commented on Susan Richter's photo


"  Curator’s Comments: The deep ochre and red hues of Martinus imbue this abstraction with intense warmth and mystery.  The ambiguous organic shapes suggest figural embodiment, but then melt away into the surrounding…"
Nov 9
Resident Curator liked Susan Richter's photo
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Resident Curator commented on melinda frank's photo

hand held clear

"Curator's Comments:   This Hand Held Clear sculpture was easily overlooked among the large-scale sculpture installations in your folio I admired some time ago. Coming up randomly on the site now, I can appreciate it more out of that…"
Nov 1
Resident Curator commented on Ivan Antos's photo


"Curator’s Comments: The alluring piece entitled Zahrada attracted my attention today, though it was posted many years ago. Looking up the title, there was some ambiguity for me whether it simply refers to any garden, or a special garden place.…"
Oct 31
Resident Curator commented on Barbara Briggs's photo

Halloween, Toms River, NJ

"Curator’s Comments:   Happy Halloween!  Echoing a comment made by Jenny Fillius several years ago when the piece was first posted, this large-scale figural narrative is both playful and dark.  The dynamic positioning of the…"
Oct 31

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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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