ARTISTS > Louise Kalin

Louise Kalin’s art has been influenced by both environment and family, having grown up in the Catskills when dairy farms divided the valleys and slopes of the mountains into geometries of color including hayfields, pastures with cows, and two hundred years of architecture then moving with her family to Cape Cod when she was nine, She worked with her father, James Scribner Hopkins, who painted the Catskill Mountains and was a believer in pure color, and she and her brother, the late local artist and Longyear member John Booth Hopkins, were taught drawing and multi-media by their mother, Pauline Lutz Hopkins. Since graduating with a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design, Kalin has worked as a graphic designer and gallery director while maintaining a printmaking studio in New Hampshire from 1982-1990, and from 1998 through the present in Tivoli, NY. She has had fellowships at the MacDowell Colony, a residency at St. Anselm’s College, and two Mentorships at Zea Mays Print Studio in 2016 and 2018, and she has exhibited widely in numerous solo and juried exhibitions, with prints in over eighty corporate and private collections, and in the U.S. Government Art in Embassies Program.