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Anne Karsten
updated: 02/20/2009
website: www.annekarsten.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Entrant
Veil
Pique
Aging
Sub rosa
Travail
Flap
Medlar
Gatheradiate
Granulomen
Transmogrifter
Emergenetic
Parabolaunch
Thromboa
Trial
 
Portfolio Keywords:  surreal, historical, narrative, psychological, spiritual, mimetic
 
 
Entrant by Anne Karsten
Entrant
Oil on paper
2008
11" x  11" 
Veil by Anne Karsten
Veil
Oil on paper
2008
11" x  11" 
Pique by Anne Karsten
Pique
Oil on paper
2008
11 " x  11 " 
Aging by Anne Karsten
Aging
Oil on paprt
2008
11" x  11" 
Sub rosa by Anne Karsten
Sub rosa
Oil on paper
2008
11" x  11" 
Travail by Anne Karsten
Travail
Oil on paper
2008
11" x  11" 
Flap by Anne Karsten
Flap
Oil on paper
2008
11" x  11" 
Medlar by Anne Karsten
Medlar
Oil on paper
2008
11" x  11" 
Gatheradiate by Anne Karsten
Gatheradiate
Oil on paper
2006
28" x  38" 
Granulomen by Anne Karsten
Granulomen
Oil on paper
2006
28" x  38" 
Transmogrifter by Anne Karsten
Transmogrifter
Oil on paper
2005
30" x  30" 
Emergenetic by Anne Karsten
Emergenetic
Oil on paper
2006
30" x  22" 
Parabolaunch by Anne Karsten
Parabolaunch
Oil on paper
2006
30" x  22" 
Thromboa by Anne Karsten
Thromboa
Oil on paper
2006
30" x  30" 
Trial by Anne Karsten
Trial
Oil on paper
2006
20" x  20" 

Artist Statement
Broadly, I make observations about images I find, edit those images to clarify the observations, then re-present those clarifications through drawing/painting in order to form work with open-ended narratives.

In this recent group of work, reconfigured passages from illuminated manuscripts have been stacked together with items for sale on eBay. I've produced separate bodies of work from both these sources previously, and here I'm exploring the similarities in both sets of source material at once. Not surprisingly, these similarities reflect what was culturally valuable in the past (in the illuminations) as well as what remains valuable to people today (in the eBay references), but the interesting thing to me is that the common threads don't congeal into squishy, feel-good viewpoints such as 'people are all the same no matter what' or 'human values continue throughout time.' Instead, what seems most apparent in both sources is the relentlessly surreal quality of human behavior and thought, and that's the sentiment that guides this imagery.

Artist Bio / CV

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

ArtXposium, West Chicago, IL, September 2008

“Chicago Looks,” Public Art Project, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, Riverwalk between Clark and Dearborn, 2008-2011

Works on and of Paper, Evanston Art Center, Evanston IL 2007, group

'eBay Painting Series,' Open Studio, Public Art Program, Chicago Dept of Cultural Affairs, Chicago IL 2007, solo

On the Mark: Chicago Printmakers Collaborative 1989-2005, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago IL, 2005 group

Le Papier, Gescheidle Gallery, Chicago IL, 2005 group

Nobel Peace Prize Forum Invitational, Concordia College, Moorhead, MN, 2003 group

Unlimited Editions, Riverside Arts Center, Riverside, IL, 1998 group

Dwelling, Suburban Fine Arts Center, Highland Park, IL, 1997 group

Noyes Cultural Arts Center, Evanston, IL, 1997 group

Cyrus M Running Gallery, Concordia College, Moorhead, MN, 1996 solo

Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA, 1996 group

InsideArt Gallery, Chicago, IL, 1996 duo

Printmaking in Chicago, Suburban Fine Arts Center, Highland Park, IL, 1996 group

Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI, 1995, duo

Prints Using Photographic Processes, Workshop Print Gallery, Chicago, IL, 1994, duo

In Our Element: Work by Nine Printmakers, Triton College Art Gallery, River Grove, IL, 1994 group

Chopmark: Prints from Regional Presses, Moraine Valley Comunity College, Palos Hills, IL, 1994 group

Center of Contemporary Art, St. Louis, MO, 1992, group

DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA, 1991, The Boston Printmakers Exhibition

New Jersey Center for the Visual Arts, Summit, NJ, 1989, group

Doshi Center for Contemporary Art, Harrisburg, PA, 1989, duo

Erie Museum of Art, Erie, PA, 1989 group

State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA, 1988, 89 group

Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH, 1987 group

GRANTS AWARDED

Illinois Arts Council Individual Artists Fellowship, Visual Art, 2000, 2002

Arts Midwest /National Endowment for the Arts Regional Artist's Fellowship, Works on Paper, 1994

NAP Grant, Chicago Dept of Cultural Affairs, Chicago, IL, 1994, 93, 92

CAAP Grant, Chicago Dept of Cultural Affairs, Chicago, IL, 1992, 1991