CCT: Kathryn Myers

Connecticut Artists Collection

Kathryn Myers (born 1958)
 
{Kathryn Myers} Kathryn Myers earned her MFA from the University of Wisconsin, and she is now a Professor of Art at the University of Connecticut, residing in Mansfield. Myers' has received numerous awards and residencies for her work, and has exhibited in the United States and internationally, including India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bulgaria, and France.
 
Artist Statement:

My paintings over the past decade have grown out of an immersion in the art, culture, and religious traditions of India. Through depictions of figures in both sacred and secular spaces, some portrayed as I found them and others assembled through an accumulation of observed detail, memory, and invention, I have recorded others’ silent absorption in both time-bound and timeless activities. Moments of passage and pause in the epiphanies and sorrows of everyday life are evoked through gestures that often transcend their particularity. In my most recent series, the subject is my own participation in the invisible company of those who may have passed into and through these places over time. The places I am drawn to are thick with evidence of use and utility, layers of color, graffiti, torn fragments of notices, and mute objects are silent witnesses of our lives lived, remembered, and anticipated. India has welcomed and enveloped me into a diverse and generous geography and history that has given me the opportunity to experience as well as surrender a heightened sense of self.

 
 
 
{Burn Out}
Burn Out
2010
oil on wood
11" high x 7" wide
(purchased in 2013)
 
Available for viewing:
Contact Michelle Parrish at 203-453-2457 or michelle.parrish@ct.gov for more information.
 
 
{Second Story Witnesses}
Second Story Witnesses
2009
oil on wood
15" high x 10" wide
(purchased in 2013)
 
Available for viewing:
Contact Michelle Parrish at 203-453-2457 or michelle.parrish@ct.gov for more information.
 
 
{Without Refutation}
Without Refutation
2009
oil on wood
15-1/2" high x 9-1/4" wide
(purchased in 2013)
 

Available for viewing:
Contact Michelle Parrish at 203-453-2457 or michelle.parrish@ct.gov for more information.
 
 
{Sabarmati Divide}
Sabarmati Divide
2008
oil on wood
10-1/2" high x 7" wide
(purchased in 2013)
 
Available for viewing:
Contact Michelle Parrish at 203-453-2457 or michelle.parrish@ct.gov for more information.