Jessica Krichels – bio
Jessica Krichels is a printmaker and photographer who currently lives and works in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Krichels grew up in Maine, and received her B.A. in visual arts at Brown University, where she studied papermaking, printmaking and photography. Soon after college she moved to Guadalajara, Mexico where she lived and worked as an artist and teacher for thirteen years, exhibiting her work widely, running her own gallery/ workshop space and participating in national and local juried shows. Her work forms part of numerous public and private collections throughout Mexico and the U.S. In 2012 she received a competitive National Art Teacher Fellowship to promote her artistic career. For the past five summers she has taught photography and printmaking at the Sitka Fine Arts Camp in Sitka, Alaska. Krichels creates her monotypes at New Grounds Print Workshop in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and she teaches art to high school students at Atrisco Heritage High School.
Jessica Krichels’ monotype abstractions find inspiration in the organic shapes and textures of nature. Her prints are made with layers of color interspersed with repeated stenciled shapes and photographic images which create an intriguing transparency and depth; Forms lurk and emerge from rich color fields, and shapes dance and play in an exploration of the beauty of natural shapes and color. All of her pieces integrate multiple printmaking techniques, all layered into a one of a kind piece.