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Kim Morski

MEDIUM: Printmaking (woodcut, monoprint, silkscreen, letterpress), Drawing, Sculpture, Artists' Books, Performance, Curatorial Practice

AREA OF INTEREST:  Printmaking

YEARS ACTIVE: 9

 

ARTIST STATEMENT / BIO

"Printmaking is the conceptual and material framework for my artwork. My subject is human nature, inspected through the lens of historical, socio-political content. Since 2013, my focus has been secret military and scientific operations in the Midwest. Although the content of my work is specific, I connect these narratives to broader themes of willful deception and complicit action in issues such as government surveillance and military activity. Primarily using woodcut, screen print, and letterpress techniques to create works on paper, I combine found and original material, homing in on a disconcerting phrase or uncanny image. I examine the way compartmentalized actions of individuals contribute to complex power systems, beyond one person’s control or comprehension. My concern lies in the human stories that are present within the massive networks of global politics, war, and technology. While linked to the rich, democratic tradition of political commentary and protest through printmaking, I take a decidedly poetic approach to grappling with conflict and uncertainty."

Kim Morski is an artist based in Denver, CO. Her work in printmaking and book arts has been awarded by the 2014 Spudnik Press Studio Fellowship, the 2012 St. Louis Artists’ Guild Printmaking Residency, the 2010 John T. Milliken Foreign Travel Scholarship, and the 2010 Nancy Spirtas Kranzberg Award for Outstanding Achievement in Book Design. Morski’s prints and artists books have been exhibited at Abecedarian Gallery (Denver, CO), Spudnik Press (Chicago, IL), The Luminary Center for the Arts (St. Louis, MO), Printed Matter (New York City), and the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art. Her work is in the collection of the Denver University, Washington University in St. Louis, and the Joan Flasch Artists Book Collection at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Morski earned a BFA in Printmaking from Washington University in St. Louis. 

 

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