Keren Kroul – Fragmented Memories
February 19 – April 1
Opening reception: Sunday, February 23, 10:00 a.m.
“Memories have the power to establish connections between a collective and an individual, private and public history, the present and the past. Diasporic people who were exiled or left their places of origin to live elsewhere, often rely on the shreds of memory and stories passed from previous generations to define their own personal histories and entangled narratives.” —Joanna Inglot
Keren Kroul works with watercolor on paper to create dense and rhythmic organic formations. Examining identity through memory and inspired by neural pathways and natural elements, they are fantastical landscapes of the mind.
Keren was born in Haifa, Israel, to an Argentinean father and Israeli mother, and she was raised in Mexico City, Mexico and San José, Costa Rica. She currently lives in Plymouth.
Keren exhibits regionally and nationally. She is a 2015, 2017, and 2019 recipient of the Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant. Her work has been featured in MN Original (TPT-Twin Cities PBS), and in print publications such as Paint Lab , Color Lab , Tangled Art and New American Paintings. Keren participated in the Jerome Foundation Emerging Artist Series at the Rochester Art Center, and was a finalist in the 2D Juried Category at ArtPrize .
Keren holds a BA in Fine Arts from Brandeis University (Waltham, MA) and an MFA in Painting from Parsons School of Design (New York, NY).
For more about the artist, visit www.kerenkroul.com