Connecticut based artist, Kristen Elizabeth (b.1986) formally educated in Industrial Design, has been developing her unique artistic voice over the past several years. Having grown up on the coast, she is heavily influenced by the sea and the dynamic tension between power and balance that can be observed around us. Her work seeks to draw viewers in through bold movement and a counterbalance of intricate mark making. Her use of a wide variety of materials such as acrylic, graphite, pastel, and more creates a visual statement that can be experienced on multiple levels. In addition to her art, she has been involved in many creative projects including painting a 50ft tall likeness of Lebron James in Harlem's famed Rucker Park, as well as - developed a new logo and fashion illustrations for New York's influential FABB charity event. Her work has been featured in multiple publications including Art Reveal Magazine, Create! Magazine and The Wall Street Journal.
FMy art in an expression of the world I see around me. I've drawn inspiration from life experiences, people and the visually intriguing. A large influence in my life has been my Grandfather. Exposure to his work as a professional fashion illustrator for Lord & Taylor has helped shape how I view the beauty and sophistication of that world and the one I live in. In my latest work, I’ve been inspired by the sea and the juxtaposition of structure. When you view these pieces I want you to be transported into the movement of the brushstrokes, dipping and diving throughout the canvas all while passing the tiny little details sprinkled along the way. As my Grandfather has now come to say - “It’s a feast for the eyes.” When I first started this series - I was working on paper and as of my most recent : I’ve jumped to 48”x90” canvas and boy is it a game changer. Using your whole body to move with the brush and experience the ride is a departure I’m truly grateful for.
I strive to grow and experiment daily; and go where the wind blows me. I feel the wide range of focus in my work shows that. I hope you'll check back and journey with me as I continue to evolve as an artist.
Acrylic, Graphite, Ink & Silver Leaf On Canvas
48”Hx48”W $1800 | Triptych 48”Hx90”W | $3200 48”Hx60”W $1800
Jeanine Esposito is a sculptor and conceptual artist working in a wide range of media including sculptural fiber and paper, found materials, film/video, installation and photography. Her work has been featured in over 40 juried shows, she has had 4 important solo shows and won several awards including the Jens Rinsom Sculpture Award and her work has been featured in the New York Times as well as in others publications. She maintains a studio at Firing Circuits, an artist community in Norwalk.
In addition to creating art, Jeanine is active in the arts and innovation. She is an innovation consultant and Co-Director of Beechwood Arts, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit dedicated to expanding the way the arts are experienced and created by fostering collaboration across all arts. She has curated the work of over 200 artists across 35+ events at Beechwood and co-curated shows for Rhode Island School of Design, The Westport Arts Center and Gaining Your Voice Through the Arts. She also teaches handmade paper sculpture.
Review Excerpts: “Rarely does an artist alight on the scene with such a perfectly formed aesthetic integrated with resonant content”-- L. P. Streifeld, art critic “ …a nearly perfect integration of content, form & narrative in sculptural works by Jeanine Esposito, tinged with both poignancy and humor.” --The Advocate and Greenwich Times
Art is the only language that allows me to express certain ideas and emotions. Through art I seek truth and to express the complex relationship we have with it – how we search for & value it yet often find it difficult to embrace when it presents itself. The images here explore the impact of war, terrorism and displacement on children and all the complexities surrounding this – how adult humans consistently over centuries have put children in harm’s way on a grand scale; how we are all complicit either in the doing or in turning away because of not being able to bear it; how the more children this happens to, the harder it is to connect to it “human to human”; how children are helpless & vulnerable, yet incredibly resilient, with innocence and playfulness shining through sometimes in the worst of circumstances.
Katherine Evans (Kat) is an award-winning abstract artist whose bold colorful work has been featured in many exhibitions.
Her art is in private collections throughout the U.S. and Europe. Recent juried shows include Nor'Easter: The 48th Annual Juried Exhibition, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT, THREE – Juror's Decision, a National Juried Exhibition, Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA, Abstract Women, Southport Galleries, Southport, CT, A Life in Color, IONA College, New Rochelle, NY, 2017, Mixmaster, Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT, 2017, Phoenix Gallery in Chelsea, NYC, 2016, Spectrum Miami, Miami, Florida, 2016, Color Awakenings, Solo Show, Cooper & Smith Gallery, Essex, CT, 2015, and SOLOS 2014 at the Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT. Kat is a member of the Rowayton Arts Center, the Westport Arts Center, and the Ridgefield Guild of Artists. Her paintings can be seen currently at Dovecote, Westport, CT, SM Home Gallery, Greenwich, CT, and at The Art Studio, a shared workspace for artists in Westport, CT.
Color interaction and its ability to evoke an emotional response are important elements in my work...pulling the imagination into moods, movement and natural forms. I have had a lifelong passion for, and involvement in, visual communication and expression. Painting and design have been the outlets for that passion. I move into each piece intuitively, open to chance, applying complex color combinations. When I discover paintings within the paintings, I crop and layer parts of the whole to create a larger composition. At times I apply clear acrylic mediums to create depth and texture.
I am drawn to the color harmony of Helen Frankenthaler, Matisse, Rothko, Emily Mason and so many others. Images that emerge from the poems of Wallace Stevens, Emily Dickinson and Frank O'Hara inspire.