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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 commented on Stricher gerard's photo


"Curator's Comments:   These is an almost seductive violence to the aggressive handling of paint in this untitled work, created back in 2013. The thick impasto surface offers densely twisting brushstrokes that ultimately streak out to the…"
Resident Curator commented on Sui Conrad's photo

Tree Farm (Prepping the Land)

"Curator’s Comments: Tree Farm (Prepping the Land) came up randomly on the site today, and so I was able to view the piece outside the context of the other farm-inspired works.  Without this context, the photograph becomes more of an…"
Resident Curator liked Sui Conrad's photo
Resident Curator liked Stricher gerard's photo
Resident Curator commented on Julie Bjorgum's photo

Cisco Grove Aspen

"Curator’s Comments: Cisco Grove Aspen came up randomly on the site today, and it was a nice opportunity to revisit your work.  The central emphasis on this tree within the landscape creates a feeling of both atmospheric expansion and…"
Resident Curator liked Julie Bjorgum's photo
Resident Curator commented on James MacMahon's photo


"Curator’s Comments:   This new Covid-19 inspired piece is quite arresting.  Rather than conjuring known biological agents or illustrations of the pandemic, this ghostly figure radiates a dim halo of grey haze.  The aura around…"
Mar 28
Resident Curator liked James MacMahon's photo
Mar 28
Resident Curator commented on Karleen Loughran's photo

A question of balance

"Curator’s Comments:   I positively respond to your slight shift in direction and experimentation in this new piece, A question of balance. The build up of a textured ground adds complexity and visual interest to the broader, open fields…"
Mar 26
Resident Curator commented on Hans Andre's photo

Search V

"Curator’s Comments:   It was great to come across your new pieces on the site- thanks for sharing your work.  The mixed media print Search V enjoys a strong graphic contrast, and mood of quiet separation.  It’s hard for me…"
Mar 24
Resident Curator liked Hans Andre's photo
Mar 24
Resident Curator commented on Scott Lewis's photo


"Curator’s Comments:   I was excited to see your latest installment of image/story on the site, with the inclusion of the wearied Erica. While the dynamic tension between the figures in the riotous space can be enjoyed without the…"
Mar 22
Resident Curator commented on t. oliver peabody's photo


"Curator’s Comments:   This new untitled figure painting beautifully balances fleshy local color with expressive tones.  The emphasis on the reclining upper body and head sets the mood of the piece as languid and subdued. I appreciate…"
Mar 22
Resident Curator liked Scott Lewis's photo
Mar 20
Resident Curator commented on Chalda Maloff's photo


"Curator’s Comments:   I relish viewing your fluid, ethereal digital paintings- and was happy to see Improvisation on the site today.  The deep pink shapes suggest leaves or fins branching out from a singular biological source,…"
Mar 17
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Mar 17

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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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