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Karina Noel Hean
updated: 02/10/2013
website: www.karinanoelhean.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
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Swarm II
a storm, a structure I
Traverse IV
Landscaped
Traverse V
Field Notes
a storm, a structure II
Field Notes Series
Field Notes
Field Notes Series
Landform IV
Inversion
Landscaped
Traverse
Swarm
 
Portfolio Keywords:  nature, abstract, spiritual, biomorphic, gestural, organic, process, psychological, landscape, pattern
 
 
Swarm II by Karina Noel Hean
Swarm II
charcoal, graphite, acrylic, ink, watercolor, gouache on Rives de Lin
2013
60 " x  52 " 
a storm, a structure I by Karina Noel Hean
a storm, a structure I
drypoint, engraving, chin colle on Rives, BFK
2012
12 " x  9 " 
Traverse IV by Karina Noel Hean
Traverse IV
charcoal, collage, monotype, intaglio, ink, graphite, watercolor, acrylic on cotton rag paper
2012
30 " x  22 " 
Landscaped by Karina Noel Hean
Landscaped
charcoal, graphite on bristol
2012
12 " x  9 " 
Traverse V by Karina Noel Hean
Traverse V
charcoal, collage, monotype, intaglio, graphite, acrylic, ink, watercolor on cotton rag paper
2012
30 " x  22 " 
Field Notes by Karina Noel Hean
Field Notes
charcoal, graphite, acrylic, ink, watercolor, collage on vellum
2012
11 " x  17 " 
a storm, a structure II by Karina Noel Hean
a storm, a structure II
charcoal, graphite, acrylic, ink, watercolor, collage of monotypes, intaglio on cotton rag paper
2012
30 " x  22 " 
Field Notes Series by Karina Noel Hean
Field Notes Series
collage, gouache, watercolor, acrylic, graphite, color pencil, marker, and ink on drafting film
2012
17 " x  11 " 
Field Notes by Karina Noel Hean
Field Notes
collage, gouache, acrylic, watercolor, color pencil, graphite, charcoal on vellum
2012
17 " x  11 " 
Field Notes Series by Karina Noel Hean
Field Notes Series
collage, gouache, watercolor, acrylic, graphite, color pencil and ink on drafting film
2012
17 " x  11 " 
Landform IV by Karina Noel Hean
Landform IV
acrylic, watercolor, ink, gouache, color pencil,charcoal, graphite on Rives de Lin cutout
2010
72 " x  52 " 
Inversion by Karina Noel Hean
Inversion
drypoint, engraving chin colle on Rives, BFK
2012
12 " x  9 " 
Landscaped by Karina Noel Hean
Landscaped
charcoal, graphite on Rives
2010
27 " x  13 " 
Traverse by Karina Noel Hean
Traverse
charcoal on cotton rag paper
2012
30 " x  22 " 
Swarm by Karina Noel Hean
Swarm
charcoal, collage, acrylic, watercolor, graphite on Rives de Lin
2012
60" x  52" 

Artist Statement

The drawings revel in the visual pleasure of moments in the landscape and a connection with place, both real and invented.  Many of the drawings describe structures, which bracket or support organic masses; a reference to order, seen specifically in mineral structures and also derived from decaying buildings.  The contained, roiling, and often chaotic subjects appear as living storms, momentarily stilled.  Selecting, recombining, and embellishing specimens from nature’s complexity interests me as a means to present emotional metaphors while also enjooying the beauty of light, pattern, form, and land.  These imagined landscapes are untraversable spaces but are drawn from moving through and observing terrain.

Artist Bio / CV

Karina Noel Hean is based in Santa Fe, NM and teaches at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design.  She has served on the faculty at the University of Montana, Fort Lewis College, and New Mexico State University and holds a BA from St. Johns College, a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate from Studio Art Centers International, and a MFA from New Mexico State University.  Karina works as the Associate Sales & Gallery Director at Selby Fleetwood Gallery, has worked with SITE Santa Fe in exhibitions and education, and Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts as the Visual Arts Coordinator.  Her artwork is grounded in drawing and explores responses to landscape.   She has received an American Artist Fellowship at the Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ireland and has completed several artist-in-residence opportunities in the US.  Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in museums, galleries, art centers, and universities throughout the US and exhibits at Zane Bennett Contemporary Art in Santa Fe, NM and Zia Gallery in Winetka, IL and is also included in the Drawing Center’s Viewing Program.  Karina Hean was born and raised in Mayo, MD on the Chesapeake Bay.