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Keren Kroul | Atlas of the Mind

Morrison Gallery | May 31–September 12

Image Credit: Keren Kroul, "Atlas of the Mind 1," watercolor on paper, 2023, 30"x46"

Keren Kroul’s saturated watercolors build organic, abstract forms that undulate with depth and movement. Dark blue, gray, and olive tones anchor an abyss of visual depth and distance. Still, emptiness jumps forward from the negative space of unpainted surfaces. Suspended ropes of color float in the void and move from one panel to the next, creating a rhythmic, breathing composition. The imagery evokes a universal connection—cosmic or microscopic, liquid or gaseous. Kroul expands, “This work is made slowly, meticulously, like a woven tapestry. I am interested in slowness, slowing down the making, to capture an essence of something ephemeral, at the edge of things, just beyond reach.”

Keren Kroul earned her BA in Fine Arts from in Waltham, MA before completing her MFA in Painting at Parsons School of Design in NY. She is a recent recipient of the McKnight Foundation Visual Artist Fellowship and has exhibited throughout the world, including receiving 2nd place in the DAI 61st Arrowhead Regional Biennial. Born in Haifa, Israel, Kroul grew up in Mexico City, Mexico and San Jose, Costa Rica. She now lives in Minneapolis where she teaches art, design, and Spanish.

Keren Kroul is a fiscal year 2023 recipient of a Creative Support for Individuals grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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