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KSL Studio
Seattle, WA., United States
Kristin Swenson-Lintault, a painter whose works examine origins, connections, and lifelines with an emphasis on abstraction, color, sculptural surface and layering are inspired by textile structures and natural forms. Her process integrates drawing, painting, and monotype printing using encaustic and mixed media. Her MFA in Fiber/Textiles and BA in Studio Art at Southern Illinois University, included residency in Scotland to study painting and in Japan/S. Korea to study traditional natural dyes, textile printing, washi papermaking and anagama wood-fired ceramics. Her work has been exhibited in juried shows locally, nationally and in Nakajo, Japan, and is featured on the covers of "Translational Perspectives in Auditory Neuroscience" a textbook series by Tremblay and Burkard. Her work is included in the permanent collection at the Brooklyn Art Library and the Museum of Encaustic Art in Santa Fe, NM. She currently exhibits work at the Encaustic Art Institute Gallery in Santa Fe. She is the Visual Arts Studio Technician at Cornish College of the Arts and teaches workshop intensives at her KSL Studio, Cornish College of the Arts and Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle.

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National Encaustic Conference Presentations

One of my favorite presentations at the National Encaustic Conference this year was "Encaustic With A Textile Sensibility or Medium For A Material Girl" by Daniella Woolf. Daniella Woolf's own work in textiles and encaustic has a wonderful textile sensibility as you can see on her website. She created an online version of her lecture which you can read here called...... EncausticFIBERopolis

"Morning Pages 21" 2007 Encaustic Mixed Media by Daniella Woolf

Daniella discussed artists whose work illustrate how materiality is more relevant now than ever. I particularly responded to the works of Rob Larson , Carlos Estrada-Vega and Gabriel Russo.

"Red" 2001 Discarded Gum Tops by Rob Larson

Back in March, 2008 The University of the Arts in Philadelphia hosted an International Fiber Symposium: M a t e r i a l t y + M e a n i n g : Examining Fiber and Material Studies in Contemporary Art and Culture. To learn more go to Website:

This was part of a larger event, FiberPhiladelphia 2008 which consisted of 29 exhibitions and two symposia that examine the current explosion in the use of textile and fiber materials in the field of contemporary art.