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Kathline Carr CV

Artist statement

My paintings, drawings and prints are centered on landforms, and relational geographies between these forms, including rocks, mountains, and water, how they collide and interact with earth and sky. I am interested in mining the landscape as a source for process-based abstraction, utilizing multiples and repetitious mark-making to manifest physically into patterns, gestures, and shapes. My personal connection to environment often leads me to create forms or spaces that blend the literal monuments of physical nature with dreams, shifts in scale, and psychological reactions. Referencing mountainous and glacial terrain, geological mappings, nature or imaginary realms, these scenes emphasize the elemental in the physical world, spoken through memory and visual space.

My process of making is one of construction and reiteration: I render abstractions of real and imagined space, sometimes imposing diagrammic marks through those planes. My work seeks to fuse mappings of external spaces with interior imaginings and associations. I utilize materials that are meaningful to me, often employing fabrics, collage, or found objects to hone in on a particular locale or experience. The landscape serves as a point of entry to explore isolated forms, light, and implications of human interference.

I am interested in organic form, the literary, process-driven failure, visual poetics, form in general, insouciance, dereliction, unsettling roadside stories, visual information, light filtering through trees, reiteration, elegance, memory, the realm of semblance, maps, light in general, contradiction, and deep rich black.





Kathline Carr, writer and visual artist, is the author/artist of Miraculum Monstrum (Red Hen Press 2017), winner of the 2015 Clarissa Dalloway Book Prize (AROHO Foundation). Her visual work, primarily painting and printmaking, has been supported by grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council (finalist award, painting 2022), Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, and Massachusetts-based Assets for Artists. Carr’s writing and art have appeared in Alexandria QuarterlyEntropy, YewCalyxConnecticut ReviewHawaii ReviewEarth's Daughters, SISYPHUSINA ([PANK] Books, 2020, author Shira Dentz) and elsewhere; she has exhibited in New York City, Boston, New England and Canada. Carr received her BFA in Creative Writing with concentrations in Visual Art and Feminist Philosophy from Goddard College, VT and holds an MFA in Visual Arts from The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University. She has taught art, theatre, writing, and printmaking to people of all ages in the Berkshires, and around New England.

Carr is an associate member of Fountain Street Gallery in Boston, MA.

Core member 2017-2022