The Black and White Photo Show: Carolyn Krieg


With each exhibition, we will post interviews with the participating artists along with a photo of said artists in their studios and images of their work. In the future, we will post videos of artist interviews.

The Black and White Photo Show, a group exhibition of work by Marsha Burns, Eduardo Calderón, Dianne Kornberg, Carolyn Krieg, Glenn Rudolph, and Andrew Yates (1945 – 2011) opening January 9, 2016 and continuing through February 27th.
There will be a reception for the artists on Saturday, January 9th from 2-4 pm.

Artist interview #36: Carolyn Krieg 

Carolyn Studio

This is our second interview with Carolyn, you can read a longer interview with her in Interview #7.

1) How is your process different in the studio compared to when you are out in the world?

In one sense, that of observation, my process is the same. Out in the world I look with “new” eyes and “soft” eyes and the rest of my senses. This seeing directs my camera as I angle to capture whatever amazes me. In the studio I intuitively “emerge” the final pieces with drawing and painting techniques, still using “new” and “soft” eyes.

2) What is the emotional impact of the tone in your work?

My work has always been about emotion and the tone varies. One of my favorite dealers once said to me about my India series: “this work is too emotional for me.” My emotional response to what I see/experience in this world is my work. To answer the question more generally, I believe that the emotional impact of the tone in any artist’s work depends on the viewer’s response/life experience and how much soul work they have done. If the observer connects deeply enough, they will find both the light and the dark in all my work.

3) In your mind, what does it mean for your work to succeed?

For my work to succeed for me, it must be seen and hopefully create some kind of connection, some ah ha moment, some mystery and/or question for the viewer. I am communicating with my work. I try to create works that people want to live with for a very long time and pass on or let fly to a new home, kind of like a child.