Louise Kohrman’s studio practice focuses on drawing, etching and more recently, installation. Her work aims to harmonize the lines between aesthetics and transcendent experience through repetitive actions and serial formats. Delicacy, intricacy, and attention to detail serve as foundations of the work. Through meditative processes, subtle colors and luminous materials, she creates images that explore pattern, repetition, multiplicity, interconnectedness and the present moment. Her recent works discover a fascination with the circle as a vehicle for obtaining balance and harmony and is used to represent endlessness, but also completeness and perfection. Recent work also plays with ideas of obsession, accumulation and dispersion formally and conceptually.
Louise Kohrman is an artist and printmaker who was born in Copenhagen, Denmark and lives and works in Western Massachusetts. She received an MFA in Printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design, a collegiate teaching certificate from Brown University, a BA in studio art from Smith College and has completed a printmaking and book arts program in Italy through the University of Georgia. She has worked as a printer at Wingate Studio in New Hampshire, working with artists such as Walton Ford, Aaron Noble, Benny Andrews, and printing the work of Louise Bourgeois, among others.
Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is collected in corporate, private, and public collections.
She is on the faculty at Zea Mays Printmaking, a studio, workshop, gallery, educational facility and research center dedicated to sustainable and less toxic printmaking practices. She also works as a part-time Critic at the Rhode Island School of Design in the printmaking department.
ARTIST CV available upon request: louisekohrman(at)gmail.com
Published by the Artist 2012
IPCNY essay on Printeresting
Curatorial essay by Nancy Princenthal
Curatorial essay by Barry Walker