Artist Statement Some of the unifying threads throughout my artistic practice are the quest for translucency and light, and an affinity for metal. Even beginning with printmaking as a base, I seek out materials and surfaces that let light through. Sometimes the matrix wants to commune with thin rolling paper or polyethylene cereal bags to leave its ink mark on a luminous surface. Sometimes this mark or strike resembles barbed wire, or delicate patterns of metalwork. Sometimes the prints wake up and find themselves dipped deep into a chunk of resin and placed before a light source to be observed from different viewpoints. Biography (1964, Beaumont, Texas). Kristin studied fine arts at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University. Her passion for foreign languages took her to Spain at an early age. She studied printmaking, painting and graphic design at EINA Escola de Disseny in Barcelona with artists such as Rosa Tarruella, Patricio Vélez and Claret Serrahima. Her work strongly reflects the intersection of cultures, histories, artistic traditions, and the omnipresence of distance. One of her most emblematic exhibitions is “Coffee Break, Tertulia en Imágenes” (1994), U.S. Embassy, Madrid. Permanent collections include The Arkansas Arts Council, Spanish National Library, U.S. Embassy Madrid, Café de Colombia, NPWN and others. Kristin DeGeorge currently works between France, Spain and the US. She has been selected for the online Arkansas Committee artist registry of the National Museum for Women in the Arts for 2017-2019 (http://acnmwa.org/rgcpt_artreg/kristin-degeorge/) and is founder of the international women’s printmaking movement A R T ï T S (https://www.facebook.com/printmaking4change/).