ARTISTS > Louise Kalin

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Clematis I
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www.louisekalin.com

The primary focus of my work is process and the joy of working with materials. My drawings and prints use beautiful, refined papers and inks, which I combine with unorthodox found materials. I have a devotion to natural forms to which I add subtle color and drawing. These are highly composed, strictly structured pieces with the addition of my hand-printed papers. They have a sense of mystery and other worldliness with fragile line, and delicate color. Others are studies in vivid colors and are formal compositions with horizon, water and hand-printed atmospheric patterns, reminiscent of ocean and Riverscapes.

I graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1970. I printed briefly at the Experimental Etching Studio in Boston, and then at the DeCordova Museum School with Anne McCrae MacLeod (1972-82), and then spent a year as the Museum graphic designer before moving to Hollis, New Hampshire, in 1976. In 1990, I moved to Saint James, Long Island, and became Director of Gallery North, a regional not-for-profit gallery in Setauket, NY, from 1992-97. I was a guest curator at the Islip Art Museum, and worked with other Long Island Art Institutions.