Artist Statement 

My work reflects my interest in the private/ public domains of the home. Using the daily routine as an inspiration, my paintings are intended to be scenes of comfort. While they are familiar scenes, they lack clarity. Using rapid application, drawing, or keeping the board or canvas visible, I want my paintings to represent candidness as well as the idea of fleeting memory. Creating diary-like works on Mylar, I am cataloguing the inner thought that goes on behind every day. The home is associated with the feeling of comfort and being safe. I want these paintings to reflect that while targeting themes of anxiety, restlessness, and the anticipation of change.

 

Bio

 

Alison Kruse was born in Princeton, New Jersey.. Her work reflects her interest in the private/ public domain of the home. Using the daily routine as an inspiration, her work is  intended to be scenes of comfort while still hinting at underpinnings of anxiety, restlessness, and the anticipation of change. Heavily inspired by Nordic art, her style is expressive Impressionism. 


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Education  2013-2017 Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours, minor in Art History, Queen’s University, Kingston ON

Exhibitions

2017

  Artist Talk for Groundwork, Union Gallery, Kingston ON 

   Groundwork, Union Gallery, Kingston ON

 

2016

    Display in Small Batch, Kingston Ontario

   Evolution of Print, Kingston Art Centre, Kingston ON

2015

·      MOSAIC Silent Auction, Union Gallery, Kingston ON

·      Cezzane’s Closet, Kingston ON

2013

·      Numina Gallery Student Juried Show, Princeton New Jersey

2012

·      DNR Greenway Art Preservationgroup student show, Princeton New Jersey

 Workshops   

                                                                                                                                               2016

·      Ciara Phillips Print Workshop

2015

·      Life Drawing Workshop with Brendan Fernandez

·      Drawing Workshop with Heather Burrows- Princeton New Jersey

2013

·      Still Life Workshop with John Irving- Princeton New Jersey

Related Experience

2016

·      Installation Technician for Ciara Phillips, Agnes Etherington Center, Kingston

 2015-16

   President on the Board of the Union Gallery, Kingston Ontario

2014-15

·      Vice President on the Board of the Union Gallery, Kingston Ontario

·      Private Commission

2013-15

·      Private Commission

·      First Year Representative on the Board of the Union Gallery, Kingston Ontario.