ALEXIS KUHR

Untitled1 48"x48" charcoal on canvas 2011

Untitled2 48"x48" charcoal on canvas 2011

About the Artist

Alexis Kuhr received her MFA in painting from Stanford University. She lives and works in New York and Minneapolis, where she is the Chair of and associate professor in the Department of Art at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. Kuhr has received fellowships from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the New England Foundation for the Arts and is represented by M55 Gallery in New York.

About the Work

Kuhr employs an intentionally limited repertoire of mark as she erects and dismantles linear scaffolding. Beginning with the basic elements of introductory perspective, she intuitively realigns planes—arriving at spaces that both advance and retreat to produce a realm of disquieting spatial ambiguity. Kuhr describes her process as producing “new structures that create visual interest,” through “slight visual disruptions that emerge out of irregular geometries.” The overall impact is one of contemplative, measured activity.

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