Karen Kunc – LandEscape

FOBA 2021 Juried Exhibition

Completed 2016
Editions: 10/40
Dimensions closed: 6” x 5” x .5”
Materials: woodcut, letterpress, handmade watermarked paper, covered box
Artist resides in Lincoln, Nebraska

In this bookwork, the format and paper itself create the landscape of undulating hills and valleys. The printed images interact with the watermarks, both layers flow throughout the spaces, overlapping, making edges, and saturating with color or luminous white. Paper and print are meant to intrigue with shadows and illusions. Collaboration with Helen Hiebert, papermaker. 

Karen Kunc (Lincoln, Nebraska)

Her prints and artists books have been shown in exhibitions nationally and internationally. She has taught workshops around the world, in Egypt, Italy, Finland, Poland, Japan, France, Mexico, Iceland, Bangladesh, and Spain. She has been a visiting artist to over 200 institutions, including: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, University of Tennessee, University of Georgia, Cornell University, American University Cairo, Academy of Art Helsinki Finland, University of Virginia, Kyoto Seika University Japan.