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Alumni

Karen Friedman '86
Major at Amherst: Studio Arts
Artist Website(s): http://www.ksfriedman.com
Type of Art: Paint; Mixed Media; Printmaking, primarily monotype; Quilting
Artist Statement: My work right now is primarily monotype (printmaking) and art quilts. I find the immediacy of the printing complements the glacial pace of the quilts, providing some immediate gratification. In both media I am exploring texture, line, and the energy generated by tension. My prints tend to be figurative, organic, downright moody. The quilts are about color and balance. When the frustrations of being a parent of teens become overwhelming, I paint.
Advice and Insights:  In the words of the late painter Hyman Bloom, "Work, work, work."