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Jean Sausele-Knodt
updated: 03/28/2014
website: www.jsauselenodt.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Niko
Nesting
Re-Constructing Flors
Spring Twigs
Mt Nebo
Stick Fetch
Pole Island
Botanic Gardens
Precious Bindings
Shuffling Sequences
Hydrangia Tree on Yellow Ground
Coming and Going
Settled Sense of Space
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  organic, narrative
 
 
Niko by Jean Sausele-Knodt
Niko
Oil on Board
2012
18" x  26"  x 2.5" 
Nesting by Jean Sausele-Knodt
Nesting
Oil on Board
2011
11" x  15"  x 2" 
Re-Constructing Flors by Jean Sausele-Knodt
Re-Constructing Flors
Oil on Board
2011
9" x  10"  x 2" 
Spring Twigs by Jean Sausele-Knodt
Spring Twigs
Oil on Board
2012
18.5 " x  26 "  x 2.5 " 
Mt Nebo by Jean Sausele-Knodt
Mt Nebo
Oil on Board
2012
16.5" x  19"  x 2" 
Stick Fetch by Jean Sausele-Knodt
Stick Fetch
Oil on Board
2012
12"" x  15""  x 2"" 
Pole Island by Jean Sausele-Knodt
Pole Island
Oil on Board
2012
19"" x  18""  x 3"" 
Botanic Gardens by Jean Sausele-Knodt
Botanic Gardens
Oil on Board
2011
39"" x  52""  x 2.5" 
Precious Bindings by Jean Sausele-Knodt
Precious Bindings
oil on board
2013
0" x  0" 
Shuffling Sequences by Jean Sausele-Knodt
Shuffling Sequences
oil on board
2013
0" x  0" 
Hydrangia Tree on Yellow Ground by Jean Sausele-Knodt
Hydrangia Tree on Yellow Ground
oil on board
2013
0" x  0" 
Coming and Going by Jean Sausele-Knodt
Coming and Going
oil on board
2013
0" x  0" 
Settled Sense of Space by Jean Sausele-Knodt
Settled Sense of Space
oil on board
2013
0 " x  0 " 

Artist Statement

These painting assemblages are made of plywood and Masonite shapes that I first draw and cut by a jig or scroll saw and then paint in oil.
 
I look to animate referential flora and fauna elements by shifting and clustering them about in various configurations. What unfolds is a dance-like experience for the shapes and myself.

I am driven by the endless possibilities of transitions and sequences of color, contour and gesture. And as well, by a need to gather and re-construct what whirls about in my joyful yet fragmented and visually chaotic world.

When relationships and a new sense of space intrigue me - - I finally freeze the action and bind the pieces together.

Artist Bio / CV

Jean Sausele-Knodt
Education
M.F.A. Painting, University of Pennsylvania, Phile., PA
Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
B.S. Studio Art, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

Various Exhibitions, Including:
2012 National Juried Exhibition: Yvonne Jacquette, Juror, Prince Street Gallery, NYC 
2010 Faculty Show, Barry Gallery, Marymount University, VA
2010 Philagrafika 2010: Penn Design Alumni, bahdeebahdu,
2008 Skidmore Alumni Show, Tang Art Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga, NY
2006 Recent Prints, Solo Exhibition, NIH Gallery, MD
2006 Lee Arts Printmakers, Lee Art Center Gallery, VA
2006 Small Works, Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, Smith Farm, Washington, DC
2005 Voices and Visions, NIH Gallery, MD
1984 MFA Exhibition, University of Pennsylvania, Phile.,PA
1983 Small Works, University of Massachusetts Gallery, MA 

Teaching
2009 - Pres.
Professor Fine Arts, Marymount University, Arlington, VA 
1995 - 2003
Design/Director Critical and Creative Thinking Lab, Kent Gardens Elementary, McLean, VA.  Focus: Cultivating curiosity as an instructional medium; engaging understandings of artists an designers. Ongoing: direction of lab now engaged by others in locations such as Washington, DC and Kenya, Aftrica. 

1985 - 1987    
Professor Fine Arts: D C Area Universities and Colleges

Publications 
Knodt, J. Sausele. “Cultivating Curious Minds: Teaching for innovation through open-inquiry learning.” Teacher Librarian 37, no. 1 (October 2009): 15-21.  

Knodt, J. Sausele. Nine Thousand Straws: Teaching thinking through open-inquiry learning, Westport, CT: Libraries
  Unlimited, Teacher Ideas Press, 2008.   http://www.abc- clio.com/product.aspx?isbn=9781591586401

Knodt, J. Sausele. “The Think Tank: A discovery room for young learners.” Harvard University, ALPS.  January, 1999.   http://learnweb.harvard.edu/alps/thinking/pop2.cfm

Knodt, J. Sausele. “A Think Tank Cultivates Kids.” Educational Leadership 55, no. 1 (September 1997): 35 - 37.