WNED is proud to present an exhibition of acrylic paintings by Caitlin Krumm. “Fresh Paint” is the premiere solo exhibition for the twenty-four year-old artist from East Amherst. Opening Friday, July 11 at WNED’s Horizons Gallery in the WNED studios at 140 Lower Terrace in downtown Buffalo, her work will be on display through August 15. Admission and parking are free. Hours are 9 am to 4:30 pm on Monday through Friday.
Using acrylic paint as the primary foundation for her work, Krumm also incorporates bronzing powders and other mediums. “Possibilities within my paintings are endless, enjoyable and distinctive,” Krumm says. “Each of my paintings is one of a kind. I strive to convey beauty and uniqueness while enjoying the many interpretations that viewers bring to my work.”
Her abstract, colorful painting is inspired in part by Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky, Vincent van Gogh, and her art teacher at Williamsville North. “Mrs. Mora [nee Miss Tripp] really encouraged me to put my portfolio together at an important time in my life,” Krumm admits. “She made me want to become an artist.”
Krumm graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology’s School of Design in 2006 with a BA in Graphic Design; her minor was Communication. She also contributed design work for RIT’s Sports Information department.
A four year NCAA athlete, Krumm has played travel softball since 1997 and has participated in nine ASA National Tournaments. In the summer of 2004, she played in the Canada Cup in Vancouver against several Olympic teams. Though still active in sports, she says she now prefers painting.
“Painting is an outlet for me, a place to go and express my emotions. I’d rather paint than watch TV to relax. This has always been a dream, and now that I have time to pursue it, it feels good.”
A self-described “graphic artist by day, acrylic painter by night,” Krumm is a full-time member of WNED’s Graphics Department. To see examples of her work, visit wned.org.
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