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Kristin Breiseth was born in California and grew up in New England. She received her BA in Religion and Women’s Studies from Dartmouth College and her BFA in Printmaking from the California College of the Arts. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States, is in numerous private and corporate collections, and has been featured in the juried publication New American Paintings.
Kristin explains her work by saying, “In our frenetic and media-saturated world, the act of painting can feel revolutionary. The intrinsically repetitive and straightforward task of mixing and layering paint allows me to feel my feet on the ground, recognize the physicality of my hand moving through space, and honor the sheer wonder of being able to see and create color and image and pattern. A painting should suggest a parallel world that continues to exist beyond the framed image; it should represent a beauty born of thoughtful looking and repeated layering; it should reward mindful observation. It ought to reflect the quieting of the mind that occurs as a result of the liberating process of limiting creative choice. By embracing repetition I hope to convey the value of stillness and the significance of noticing detail in a world overrun with generalities.”