Ka is a painter and a printmaker who approaches the printmakers’ pantheon from a great distance – an intentional and satisfactory approach. She studied studio art at Indiana University, holds a bachelor’s degree in studio art from West Texas A&M University, and completed graduate work in studio art from the University of Arizona. Her work contemporizes the American Southwest.
My love affair with the Southwest began at the edges in Texas. I was coming into it but not of it – not yet. As a painter and printmaker, I am interested in the gestalt of the subject, the drama of the ordinary, and the gesture of the figure relating to the ground. I let all of my expressionistic training, plus a love of figure, color, and problem solving, direct the work. I try not to sacrifice integrity for marketability. I try to take workshops of note for me. Conferring with others, sticking with mentors, and remaining a lifelong student keeps me redirecting the impetus of my work.