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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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I have always been inspired to create work that deals with extracting the essence of some aspect of nature. My current body of work titled “anchorage” is part of an ongoing series examining origins and connections. Much of my imagery is derived from aspects of trees, roots, veins, cells, knots, and twisting rope to address the ideas of being anchored, tied or firmly fastened to suggest strength, lifeline, vitality, continuum, nourishment and ancestral links. I use my most recent perspective as a mother to translate the dualities of nurturing, as one would cultivate bonsai. I am always reminded to build my own rugged wind-swept exterior and weather the occasional scarring that takes place. My process of incorporating rope, thread, string, fabric, ink and graphite with encaustic paint combines my drawing sensibilities with visual depth utilizing the inherent sculptural qualities of wax.