Kirsten Tradowsky was born in Cleveland, Ohio. Primarily an oil painter, she earned her BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art and her MFA from the California College of the Arts, San Francisco. Kirsten’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States, including at The de Young Museum and Maybaum Gallery in San Francisco, and the Kopeikin Gallery in Los Angeles. Her work has appeared in Wallpaper magazine and it has been reviewed in The Los Angeles Times and on Lenscratch. She w orks in San Francisco and lives in Berkeley with her wife and their toddler son.
“Painting is a means of excavation. My work starts with a found image, often discarded at an estate sale or buried online. Whether it is a forgotten family snapshot or a stack of dishes, the objects are reanimated through the act of painting. In the process, lines, light, and details are dramatized and diminished, uncovering new meaning that encourages a dialogue across time.”