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Kristy Deetz
DePere, WI

Frame Narratives
Carved Wood, Frames, Encaustic, Human Hair, Bones, Thread, Beeswax
20" x 20" x 6"


Earth Digest
Carved Wood, Encaustic, Beeswax, Stones
20" x 20" x 6"


Kristy Deetz, currently chair and associate professor of painting and drawing at the University of Wisconsin—Green Bay, received her BFA from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio and her MFA in painting and drawing from the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. She has taught painting and drawing at a number of universities and art schools over the past twenty years (including Michigan State University and Miami University) and given encaustic painting workshops at universities and art centers (including Anderson Ranch, OxBow, Penland, Haystack, Arrowmont, and Idyllwild). Her extensive exhibition record includes competitive, invitational, and solo exhibitions throughout the United States. Her recent Veil paintings revise traditional images of drapery and reweave Deleuze’s ideas of internal versus external and virtual verses actual while playing with what painting does. Constructed from laminated frames of recycled plywood (carved, burned and painted with encaustic), her ongoing book series, Earth Texts, are visual metaphors of the book form as well as autobiographical explorations. Playing off of concepts like in media res, frame narratives, and earth digest—these pieces operate in one sense as visual puns and connect ideas of language to both body and earth.

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