ARTIST STATEMENT

Kim Van Someren


My prints reference the idea of building. This could mean construction of a physical structure or implied movement. Through repetitious marks, site-specific shapes, subtle tonal shifts of line, I aim to make structural clutter seem organized and prearranged.
I am also interested in shapes and their placement can suggest. The large scale, multiple-plate etchings I create are all playful advances in attempt to find a way to build something new and unexpected.
I refer to historic and contemporary architecture, farm spaces, and underwater environments.

Van Someren holds a MFA in Printmaking from the University of Washington. She is the Instructional Technician in Printmaking, Painting+ Drawing at the University of Washington. Van Someren has exhibited locally and nationally; her work included in several collections including the New York Public Library, the University of Iowa, the University of Washington and Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.