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Kari Souders
Gladwyne, PA

About the Artist

I see my work as maps of the mind, the mind's inner landscape in which I move in and out of a labyrinth that is continuously changing. My work is created through a ritualistic physical and structural approach. My process involves mapping, exploring organic constraints and seeking the possibilities of continuous systems. I work to harmonize mixed media through layering beeswax, paint and collage elements that evolve to a mutual resolution over time. The surfaces of my paintings are intensely worked until they appear both destructive and regenerative. Unearthing the painting's hidden layers a…

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About the Artist

I see my work as maps of the mind, the mind's inner landscape in which I move in and out of a labyrinth that is continuously changing. My work is created through a ritualistic physical and structural approach. My process involves mapping, exploring organic constraints and seeking the possibilities of continuous systems. I work to harmonize mixed media through layering beeswax, paint and collage elements that evolve to a mutual resolution over time. The surfaces of my paintings are intensely worked until they appear both destructive and regenerative. Unearthing the painting's hidden layers allows actual interaction between the inside and outside of the painting. The gouged and thickly covered surface, while very physical, brings to mind topographical maps. My paintings expose my mental geography where through the imbrication of textures and movement I can interweave the topography of the brain and the outside world.

Artist’s Work

Woven edges
Kari souders

Woven Edges

By Kari Souders

B minor in gold
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B Minor in Gold

By Kari Souders

Embroidered textures ii
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Embroidered Textures II

By Kari Souders

Embroidered textures iii
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Embroidered Textures III

By Kari Souders

Natural cross stitch
Kari souders

Natural Cross Stitch

By Kari Souders

Golden weave
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Golden Weave

By Kari Souders

Woven edges ii
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Woven Edges II

By Kari Souders

Embroidered textures v
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Embroidered Textures V

By Kari Souders

Woven edges v
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Woven Edges V

By Kari Souders

Cross stitch v
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Cross Stitch V

By Kari Souders

Linear flow ii vertical
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Linear Flow II

By Kari Souders

Radians v
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Radians V

By Kari Souders

Linear flow iv
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Linear Flow IV

By Kari Souders

Radians iii
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Radians III

By Kari Souders

Nebulosus
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Nebulosus

By Kari Souders

Between the lines 2
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Between the Lines

By Kari Souders

Linear flow iii
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Linear Flow III

By Kari Souders

Jewel box vi
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Jewel Box VI

By Kari Souders

Radians vi
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Radians VI

By Kari Souders

Aqua radians
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Aqua Radians

By Kari Souders

Overflow 2
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Overflow

By Kari Souders

Dimensional spheres i
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Dimensional Spheres I

By Kari Souders

Cross stitch
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Cross Stitch

By Kari Souders

Between the lines v
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between the lines V

By Kari Souders

Selected Exhibitions

  • Images '95: HUB Gallery
    Penn State University, PA,
  • Four Person Finalist Show: Reston Arts Center
    Reston, VA,
  • The Friends of The Tim Mark Endowment Exhibit: Penn State
    Media, PA,
  • Intrinsic Visions: Pyramid Arts Center
    Rochester, NY,
  • Ancient Fragments in a New Light: Women Made Gallery,
    Chicago, IL,
  • Art on Paper: Maryland Federation of Art
    Annapolis, MD,
  • Art Now, Emerging Artists Exhibition: Main Line Art Center
    Haverford, PA,
  • Curatorial Review Exhibition: Abington Art Center
    Jenkintown, PA,
  • Contemporary Artwork Exhibition, Erector Square Gallery Erector Square Gallery, New Haven
    New Haven, CT,
  • Organic Relief: Bockrath Gallery
    Cleveland, OH,
  • Body Quilting: Solo Show, Walton Gallery
    Newtown, PA,
  • New Narratives: Stories and Messages in Contemporary Art, Cade Center for Fine Arts Gallery
    Arnold, MD,
  • Itzhak Sankowsky Award and Exhibit: Main Line Art Center
    Haverford, PA,
  • Artstravaganza award winner, Hunter Museum of American Art
    Chattanooga, TN,

Education

  • University of Maryland:, MFA
    College Park, MD,1994 
  • Syracuse University, BFA
    Syracuse, NY,1990