Kathryn Myers says of the paintings displayed in this exhibit, “In these works I am interested in ambiguity, anxious and uncertain gestures, awkward relationships, interrupted encounters. The works often appear to be fragments of an ongoing narrative, a stopped moment, dreamlike but real at the same time."Writing in the Hartford Courant, critic Matt Damsker has spoken of her work as “marrying naturalism and strangeness.” Currently associate professor of art in UConn’s School of Fine Arts, Ms. Myers has taught at the university since 1984. Her most recent works, created during and following a sabbatical in India, represent a different location although they share some of the ongoing concerns of previous work. Much different in scale, they place the figure in the context of a more specific space and atmosphere than in earlier paintings, which often stripped the image of extraneous detail in order to focus more directly on the relationships being depicted.
Kathryn Myers received her BA from St. Xavier University in 1980 and earned her MFA at the University of Wisconsin/Madison in 1983. Among her most recent awards are residencies at: Casa Manilva, Manilva, Spain (1995); Fundacion Valpraiso, Mojacar, Spain (1996); the Cill Rialaig g">Project, Ballinskelligs, Ireland, (1998); Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris (1999); Sanskriti Kendra, New Delhi, India (1999); and the Kanoria Center for Arts, Ahmedabad India (1999). A Fulbright award will take her back to India in 2002, where she will teach at the Government College of Arts in Madras from January through June.
Recent one person exhibitions include: Galerie du Tableau, Marseilles France, (1999); the Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT (2000); the Irish Art Center, NYC (2000); and the Chitraniketan Gallery, Trivandrum, India (2001). Two person exhibitions include 100 Pearl St. Gallery, Hartford (2001; and the Lenore Gray Gallery, Providence (2001).
Ms. Myers’ work has also been shown at the DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA; the Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala, FL; the Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA; the DeLand Museum of Art, DeLand, FL; the Frizzell Cultural Center, Fort Myers, FL; the C&A Gallery, New York, NY; the Mahler Gallery, Washington, DC; the Struve Gallery, Chicago; and the Galerie Silvano Lodi, Milan, Italy.
Babbidge Library, Stevens Gallery