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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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Beauty and Its Opposites

It is always a great day when the art that you spend so much time on gets selected into a juried exhibition.......I am happy to be a part of the upcoming show "Beauty and Its Opposites" juried by Nicholas Capasso, senior curator at the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln, MA.

Kristin Swenson-Lintault "Dual" 16" x 16" Encaustic, fabric, oil stick on panel

Kristin Swenson-Lintault "Deciduous" 12" x 12" encaustic, oil stick on panel

Kristin Swenson-Lintault "Encompass" 12" x 12" encaustic, oil stick on panel

Montserrat College of Art
301 Gallery
301 Cabot Street
Beverly, MA 01915

June 5 - July, 3, 2009
Opening Reception Saturday, June 6, 2009 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm

301 Gallery

From Boston:
1. Take Route 1 North over the Tobin Bridge, and travel about 10 miles
2. In Peabody, (right after the Holiday Inn) take the I 95 South / Rt. 128 North exit (sign says WALTHAM /GLOUCESTER). Stay to the left to go Rt. 128 North towards GLOUCESTER
3. Continue on Rt. 128 North towards Gloucester
4. Take exit 18
5. Turn right onto Essex Street (Route 22 South) for 2 miles
6. At the first traffic light, you will see the Beverly Common and Montserrat's main academic building across the intersection
7. You MUST turn right onto Dane Street because Essex Street becomes one-way here
8. Take the first left onto Knowlton Street
9. Take the first left onto Winter Street (Essex Street runs perpendicular at the far end) and you will see the college in front of you.

The show will be at the 301 Gallery June 5 - July 3, 2009 in conjunction with the Annual Encaustic Conference at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA. I have been going to this conference since it started and it is now a wonderful international event. It was founded and directed by artist, curator and author Joanne Mattera who continues to invite speakers, guest panelists, and visiting artists that discuss critical relevant issues for those of us who are engaged in the multifaceted properties of encaustic paint every day. Joanne has a wonderful art blog as well addressing an array of contemporary issues, what's hot in the galleries, and her new"Marketing Mondays".

The Conference is June 5-7, 2009 with post workshops through June 1oth. A partial line up this year includes:

Keynote Speaker:
Barbara O'Brien, curator and art critic

Conservators in Conversation panel discussion:
Pam Hatchfield, Conservator of Objects, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Carolyn Tomkiewicz, Conservator, Brooklyn Museum, New York. .
Kate Smith, Conservator, formerly of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston.
Margaret Leveque, Conservator, formerly of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Panel moderator:
Joanne Mattera

The conservators on the panel have worked with encaustic objects and paintings--including ancient Fayum portraits, waxen murals, wax sculptures, and contemporary paintings.

See you there!


  1. Hi Kristin,
    I'm sorry I was so brain dead that I didn't remember your work in the gallery when we were talking at the Waterfront Hotel stealth show. I saw your work on this blog prior to the conference and loved it then. It of course confirmed that impression when I saw it in person at the show. I particularly responded to "Dual" in person because of the fine texture of the yellow field. It is a great piece.

    It was nice to meet you and I hope the next time we see each other my mind will be more active.


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