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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 Reading, PA, I have exhibited my mixed media paintings and drawings in over 200 venues since 1990.  I currently teach introductory through advanced levels of undergraduate printmaking & painting, including oil and water media, and encaustic. I also team teach interdisciplinary courses on Latin American graphic art, gender and the visual arts.

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Resident Curator liked Lindsay Allinger's photo
Jan 9
Resident Curator liked Lisa Almond's photo
Jan 8
Resident Curator commented on Linda Soberman's photo
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Cyclos

"Curator’s Comments:   Cyclos recently resurfaced on the site, and I was struck by the elegance of the extreme asymmetrical balance of the design. As part of your “Illustrated History” portfolio, the piece conjures associations…"
Jan 7
Resident Curator commented on Steve Rands's photo
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"Curator’s Comments:   Welcome to the site! I enjoyed viewing the sampling of your sculptural work, which appear from this grouping to vacillate between anthropomorphic realism to considerable organic abstraction.  This apparently…"
Jan 3
Resident Curator liked Steve Rands's photo
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Resident Curator commented on Bonnie Shapiro's photo
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Down Highway 10

"Curator’s Comments:   Down Highway 10 is a simply exquisite painting of an abandoned urban landscape. I had admired your lush use of color in a previous painting some time ago- Entering Dreamland- but the carnival palette transferred onto…"
Dec 30, 2019
Resident Curator commented on Stephanie LeeAnn Brown's photo
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Into the light

"  Curator’s Comments:   Into the light literally pulls me into the picture plane with a corner-shadowed tunnel vision. The space is beautifully softened by graduated warm hues, while the grouping of sparse, silhouetted trees creates…"
Dec 27, 2019
Resident Curator commented on Nayana Glazier's photo
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"Curator’s Comments:   This modest and understated painting almost slipped past my radar- I don’t remember a prior viewing despite it being posted on the site back in 2013.  The bold and simple title ironically plays a subtle…"
Dec 27, 2019
Resident Curator liked Bonnie Shapiro's photo
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Resident Curator liked Linda Soberman's photo
Dec 26, 2019
Resident Curator commented on Jessica Woodroffe's photo
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Amazonian Antics

"Curator’s Comments:   The playful title Amazonian Antics fits this spirited piece, with its wild twisting of black snake-like forms against a pink, yellow and green background. It’s also interesting to see the noted media as…"
Dec 24, 2019
Resident Curator commented on Bradley Miller's photo
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Color Field

"Curator’s Comments:   I would have guessed Color Field was a watercolor rather than digital collage, because of the abundance of transitional color washes within the numerous organic “cells”.  The larger, undulating…"
Dec 19, 2019
Resident Curator commented on Edwardo M. Setien's photo
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"Curator’s Comments:   This fantastically surreal figure caught my attention today.  The main subject’s symmetrical stance is visually relieved by the incongruity of objects projecting from her body. These organic appendages in…"
Dec 19, 2019
Resident Curator liked Bradley Miller's photo
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Resident Curator liked Stephanie LeeAnn Brown's photo
Dec 18, 2019
Resident Curator liked Nayana Glazier's photo
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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!
At 11:13am on October 31, 2014, mike giese said…

Thanks for the great comments on the slugger, really insightful !!!! 

At 12:07pm on September 9, 2014, Stef Duffy said…

Great Work.....:) Stef

 
 
 

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