Kristin Swenson-Lintault is a multi-media painter who works at her KSL Studio in Seattle as well as Cornish College of the Arts as the Visual Arts Studios Technician. She earned her MFA in Fiber/Textiles and her BA in Fine Art-Drawing at Southern Illinois University, which included residency in Scotland to study painting and in Japan/S. Korea to study natural dyes, textile printing, washi papermaking and anagama wood-fired ceramics. Her work has been exhibited in juried shows locally, nationally and in Nakajo, Japan and is featured on the covers of Translational Perspectives in Auditory Neuroscience a textbook series by Tremblay and Burkard. Her work is included in the permanent collection at the Brooklyn Art Library and the Encaustic Art Institute. She is currently exhibiting paintings at the Encaustic Art Institute Gallery in Santa Fe, NM. She has taught workshop intensives at her Seattle studio and writes a KSL Studio blog to document her creative process.
I have always been inspired to create work that deals with extracting the essence of some aspect of nature with an emphasis on abstraction, color, surface and layering. My process usually combines printing, drawing and painting while incorporating rope, thread, fabric, ink, paper, graphite, and oil paints with encaustic. My body of encaustic work titled “INSIDE OUT” is an ongoing series examining origins, connections and lifelines. I use my interest in fiber/textiles, Japanese aesthetic, and natural forms to build imagery derived from trees, labyrinths, veins, knots, skeins, Japanese Shimenawa sacred ropes and Incan khipu to suggest strength, vitality, continuum, nourishment, and ancestral links.
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