Kari Kristensen is a contemporary printmaker living and working in Vancouver, with a studio practice at the historic 1000 Parker Street Building. Although primarily a printmaker, Kristensen translates her print aesthetic into other media. Her work can be seen on various indoor and outdoor mural projects in Vancouver, as well as sculptural installations.
My current work is redefining linoleum printmaking, a laborious process which involves drawing, carving and inking a linoleum matrix to achieve a final print. I recognize the growing relevance of artisanal processes in a modern era that both undervalues and yearns for them. I endeavor to re-imagine the Canadian Landscape tradition and its persistence in my own and our collective consciousness, with a particular eye toward how landscape and humanity intersect.
Linoleum, ink, paper
Print: 18 x 18 in | Paper: 22 x 22 in