Pool series is a collection of mixed artworks by American printmaker and installation artist Kristen Martincic. Her artwork has been widely shown in solo and group exhibitions. Venues include Editions/Artists’ Book Fair in New York City, International Print Center New York, American University in Egypt, Indiana University Art Museum, and The Print Center in Philadelphia. Her work is in several public collections, including the Sheldon Museum of Art, Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions, Fidelity Investments, and the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.
I am fascinated with environments associated with water such as pools, lakes and shower stalls. I am interested in how we relate to each of these various spaces as well as to the various levels of privacy they entail.
I have been working with traditional print media and a hybrid of print, drawing and painting on panel to investigate this. These mixed media works bend water, ladders, diving boards around the panel’s side, moving two-dimensional image to object. They simplify and compress space and invite the viewer to reconsider what lies beneath the surface of the familiar.
Text and images © Kristen Martincic