Artist Profile

Christina Dostaler

Studio Resident (2011 - 2012)

Fiber, Installation, Mixed Media, Painting
Statement of Work

My work has primarily been an investigation of fiber techniques combined with an exploration of acrylic paint as a primary medium. More than taking painting outside the boundaries of the canvas, my work explores the use of fiber techniques such as weaving, knitting, knotting, and basket weaving. These techniques have become tools to create a series of both objects and drawings.

I have been investigating these studies as both drawings (using the linear element of the string of paint to both hold the structural integrity of the piece together), and also paintings (composing color and texture to create a visually engaging piece. I struggle to find the balance between what is comfortable and predictable, and what is uncomfortable and challenging.

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