The Journey Begins
The Rourke Art Gallery + Museum is pleased to present Woodcuts & Screenprints, a touring exhibition of prints by Kathleen Ristinen, on loan from the artist, curated by The Rourke Art Gallery + Museum.
The works in this exhibit have been selected from those produced over decades. Many were made specifically for The Rourke’s Annual Midwestern Exhibition. Others represent personal history, or result from something observed, experienced, or documented. The human subjects are myself or others who have some connection to me. The majority of my images begin as photographs, either from family collections or from my own photos.
Kathleen Ristinen was born in Menahga, Minnesota (1936). She attended Menahga public school from first grade through high school. She received a B.A. (1957) from Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota with majors in art and education and additional study in music; an M.A. (1964) in ceramics from the University of Iowa where she also studied photography and sculpture; a Ph.D. (1994) in Interdisciplinary Arts from Ohio University with additional study in organ and harpsichord. She taught several courses at Ohio University including Humanities, Art Theory, and Art History. She is an artist specializing in printmaking, most recently woodcuts.
Her prints have earned awards and recognition in several competitive and invitational exhibitions and are included in public and private collections. Her ceramic work focuses on wheel thrown functional stoneware. She held an organist position for over ten years. She divides her time between homes and studios in Athens, Ohio and rural Becker County, Minnesota.
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