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.
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.
Education 2013-2017 Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours, minor in Art History, Queen’s University, Kingston ON
Artist Talk for Groundwork, Union Gallery, Kingston ON
Groundwork, Union Gallery, Kingston ON
Display in Small Batch, Kingston Ontario
Evolution of Print, Kingston Art Centre, Kingston ON
· MOSAIC Silent Auction, Union Gallery, Kingston ON
· Cezzane’s Closet, Kingston ON
· Numina Gallery Student Juried Show, Princeton New Jersey
· DNR Greenway Art Preservationgroup student show, Princeton New Jersey
· Ciara Phillips Print Workshop
· Life Drawing Workshop with Brendan Fernandez
· Drawing Workshop with Heather Burrows- Princeton New Jersey
· Still Life Workshop with John Irving- Princeton New Jersey
· Installation Technician for Ciara Phillips, Agnes Etherington Center, Kingston
President on the Board of the Union Gallery, Kingston Ontario
· Vice President on the Board of the Union Gallery, Kingston Ontario
· Private Commission
· Private Commission
· First Year Representative on the Board of the Union Gallery, Kingston Ontario.