Jeannine Kitzhaber to exhibit in Harriet Barry Gallery

Jeannine Kitzhaber of the UW-River Falls Art Department will exhibit paintings and mixed media two-dimensional art in a show titled: “New Work from the Map Series” at the Harriet Barry Gallery in Chalmer Davee Library from August 27-September 29.  For more information about the exhibit contact Cate Dodson (715) 425-3874 or email: exhibits@uwrf.edu

From Kitzhaber’s New Work from the Map Series.

Jeannine Kitzhaber Biography and Artist Statement

Jeannine Kitzhaber will exhibit paintings and mixed media two-dimensional art in a show titled: “New Work from the Map Series” at the University of WI-River Falls Harriet Barry Gallery in Chalmer Davee Library from August 27-September 29. Jeannine Kitzhaber is an instructor and advisor in Art at the University of WI-River Falls, where she teaches Painting and Drawing. She has a BFA and MFA in Studio Arts, with an emphasis in Painting and Drawing from the University of MN, where she also studied Art History and English. In addition to teaching, Kitzhaber is a regional and national artist with a studio in the Northrup King Building in NE Minneapolis. Kitzhaber and her husband Nick have three daughters and live in Coon Rapids, MN. Her current subject matter reveals her ideas concerning place:

“I am intrigued by the complexity of maps and their relationship to transient lifestyles in the 21st century. An awareness of job and lifestyle impermanence has directly affected me as an educator and artist traveling for work throughout the Twin Cities and greater metropolitan area. It occurred to me that a vast amount of my time was spent in transit. This journey to and from my job, studio and home created a disconnection with regard to the sensory feeling of place. On an intellectual level, maps have always provided me with a logical route: to realize a destination and to see a completion of the space that has been traveled. Maps provide me with a connection to landform, but have also established a distance from place. This new map series is a journal of my travels to and from place.”

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