|Address ||c/o Doubletake Gallery|
|Studio Phone ||(612) 882-8800|
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Katlin Kirker grew up in the Northeast where much of her work was influenced by the dramatic colors and textures of the changing seasons. As a child, she was captivated by color. As she developed her style of design, she continued to experiment with color to create vibrant and brilliant compositions.
Katlin attended Ridgewood School of Design in New Jersey, and later Parsons School of Design in New York City. There, she learned to perfect her technique of composition and use of color to achieve the maximum effect of her original designs.
Life in the infamous "village" section of New York and a few years in the West Indies on the islands of Saba and Sint Maarten added other dimensions to her capacity for self-expression and further enhanced her love of brilliant color. Katlin Kirker successfully incorporates the patterns of nature such as animals, fish, shells, and plant life in her designs.
Much of Katlin's work focuses on the faces of women She was inspired in this by artists such as Erte, Yoshitoshi, and by renowned illustrators such as Audrey Beardsley and Kay Nielsen. The old Vogue magazine covers also inspired her "Faces of Women" series.
"Through my work, I explore the female image and the many diverse facets of women. I think women can be very exotic and mysterious. The female form has been an interesting vehicle for me to explore color, prints, and patterns to which I can create a mood or feeling."
Katlin lives today on a farm in New Hampshire with her young daughter. She is currently writing an inspirational book for and about women, which will include several of her illustrations.
Katlin Kirker is currently displaying artwork in the following categories...
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Oct 22, 2001