Wendy Kohli 

Artist Statement/Bio: 

I am a recently retired university professor who came to painting late in life.  I found creative outlets in my teaching and scholarly writing—especially through courses dealing with the social imagination and critical multicultural education. After decades as an academic, I embarked on a new path toward becoming a practicing artist. My education as a painter has come through classes at the Creative Arts Workshop in New Haven, CT and the Guilford (CT) Art Center, as well as several weeklong summer Plein Aire workshops in Nantucket. Under the mentorship of Lenny Moskowitz, David Schumann, Jane Gross, and Patricia Miranda, I have been developing my approach to abstract landscapes, figurative painting, and collage making.  Bold colors, simple shapes and evocative textures provide the foundational structure for my work. Inspiration comes from the natural world as well as from a host of artists including but not limited to Cezanne, Matisse, Richard Diebenkorn, Joan Mitchell, Joan Snyder, Jane Freilicher, Dana Schutz, Thomas Nozkowski, and Lenny Moskowitz. My work has been exhibited at the Madison (CT) Art Society, the Guilford (CT) Art League, the Voice of Art (Cheshire, CT) and the Hamden (CT) Art League. Six of my paintings are currently in a Nantucket Group Show in the Berger Gallery on the Manhattanville College campus.
 
 

 

Wendy Kohli
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“Trois Arbres,” 2017, acrylic on canvas, 5” x 7” (each)
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“Sconset Cloudscape,” 2018, acrylic on canvas, 11” x 14”; “Sconset Shoreline,” 2018, acrylic on canvas, 11” x 14”
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“Peace,” 2018, acrylic on canvas, 11” x 14”
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“Sconset Dreamscape,” 2018, acrylic on canvas, 18”x 24”
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“Ocean Underbelly,” 2019, acrylic on paper, 18” x 24”
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“Nantucket Inlet,” 2019, acrylic on paper, 24” x 30”
The Crit Lab Wendy Kohli
“Sconset Blue,” 2018, acrylic and collage on paper, 11” x 14”