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Kate Ten Eyck
updated: 10/08/2012
website: www.kateteneyck.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Embrace
Explosion
Vessels
Portals
Two Trees
Discs
Forest
Angel
Spiral
Piles
Tail
Striped Thing
Depression
Tornado
Bridges
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract, anatomy, process
 
 
Embrace by Kate Ten Eyck
Embrace
charcoal on paper
January, 2011
53" x  53" 
Explosion by Kate Ten Eyck
Explosion
charcoal on paper
March 2011
53" x  53" 
Vessels by Kate Ten Eyck
Vessels
charcoal on paper
May 2011
36 " x  53 " 
Portals by Kate Ten Eyck
Portals
charcoal on paper
July 2011
70" x  53" 
Two Trees by Kate Ten Eyck
Two Trees
charcoal on paper
August 2011
53" x  36" 
Discs by Kate Ten Eyck
Discs
charcoal on paper
August 2011
0" x  0" 
Forest by Kate Ten Eyck
Forest
charcoal on paper
September 2011
60" x  80" 
Angel by Kate Ten Eyck
Angel
charcoal on paper
September 2011
53" x  53" 
Spiral by Kate Ten Eyck
Spiral
charcoal on paper
October 2011
64" x  60" 
Piles by Kate Ten Eyck
Piles
charcoal on paper
November 2011
64" x  60" 
Tail by Kate Ten Eyck
Tail
charcoal on paper
December 2011
64" x  60" 
Striped Thing by Kate Ten Eyck
Striped Thing
charcoal on paper
December 2011
64" x  60" 
Depression by Kate Ten Eyck
Depression
charcoal on paper
January, 2012
53" x  40" 
Tornado by Kate Ten Eyck
Tornado
India ink on paper
March, 2012
54" x  36" 
Bridges by Kate Ten Eyck
Bridges
India ink on paper
May, 2011
53" x  36" 

Artist Statement

Drawing is immediate gratification. The feeling of making marks by dragging charcoal across paper is deeply pleasurable. I am intrigued by palimpsest, traces left behind after erasing, as much as marks themselves. While I enjoy drawing from life, I see that activity as primarily a means by which to make beautiful marks. Several years ago, I started exploring a drawing practice that begins with the fundamental act of mark making. Taking a chunk of charcoal in one hand or attaching smaller pieces to all eight of my fingers, I move my body, running my hands across large sheets of paper in a loose sort of choreography. As I do this, forms emerge. After building up many layers of marks, I step back and interpret what I see, developing the drawing through erasing and adding more marks.

More recently, I have been making marks with graphite using both hands, and then interpreting those marks using India ink. The graphite lines become guides that the ink marks follow. With ink, I am particularly interested in laying down a stroke with water, and then touching the ink to the moistened area and letting the reaction of ink and water create marks within the marks.

            While I could make works that are solely about process, I enjoy the act of interpretation.  The forms that I find within my marks reflect my interests in such things as architectural ruins and the anatomy of plants and animals. The resulting drawings created through the process of interpreting marks always surprise me. I enjoy that the images are things I have never seen before, nor consciously imagined. The intuitive nature of this process reveals imagery that comes from a part of me that I cannot access directly. Curious, I continue to draw, intrigued by what I might find.

Artist Bio / CV
  EDUCATION

1996     B.F.A. in Sculpture, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI Honors

2005     M.F.A. in Printmaking, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2012     “Voids, Portals and Passageways” Paul Melon Arts Center, Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT

2005     “Be My Guest,” Silpe Gallery, Hartford, CT

           

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2011     “Three’s Company” Middnight on Main 2012, Middletown, CT

2007     “Faculty Show” Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

2007     “Other Worlds: Fact and Fiction” Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT

2007     “Cram,” The Chocolate Factory, Long Island City, NY

2005     “Drawn,” The Chocolate Factory, Long Island City, NY

2005     “The Human Body Show,” NOMA Gallery, Middletown, CT

2004      “Emerging,” Philip Alan Gallery, New York, NY

2003     “Painting/Printmaking/Photography: New Work,” Philip Alan Gallery, New York, NY

  JURIED EXHIBITIONS

2011     “Hartford Art School Alumni Juried Show,” Silpe Gallery, University of Hartford, Hartford, CT

2003       “Alexander A. Goldfarb Annual Student Awards Exhibition,” Joseloff Gallery, University of 

Hartford, Hartford, CT

2002       “Student Juried Exhibition of Prints” Southern Graphics Council, Collins C. Diboll Gallery,

Loyola University, New Orleans, LA

 

AWARDS AND GRANTS

2002            Dalsouple 100% Rubber International Design Competition, London, UK

Highly Commended

1996           Most Outstanding Sculpture Senior, Rhode Island School of Design

1994           Sylvia Leslie Young Award, Rhode Island School of Design

 

CURRENT POSITIONS 2000-    Art Studio Technician, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

2006, 2010 Visiting Assistant Professor of Printmaking, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

2007-2009, 2011-2012 Visiting Assistant Professor of Drawing, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

 

REFERENCES

David Schorr, Professor of Art, Wesleyan University

Dawn Revett, Artist

Sherry Buckberrough, Professor of Art History, University of Hartford