Tallahassee based artist Kaitlyn Dressel makes abstract paintings comprised of conversation, rough scribbles, and large flooded pools of pigment. It’s these imperfect childlike moments that lead her to into freedom. The compulsive energy of her work wavers between control and surrender, critique and acceptance. She works primarily on encompassing large canvases in which she studies the practice of stillness and allowing the conversations from the silence to fill the blank surface. Mining what happens when the body interprets language, feelings, and emotions. “Our eyes can be deceived to see what we are looking for, but the emergence of the empathetic creation is not easily put into words, but felt in the bones of our soul. Allowing for shared feelings and moments with others, is core to our humanity”
FSU, College of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art, Major
FSU College of Fine Arts, Photography & Painting Concentration
FSU, Education (PTO) Minor
Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris, French Minor
Kaitlyn Dressel lives and works in Tallahassee. She received her degree from the College of Fine Arts at Florida State University (FSU) and Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris. The artist’s work has been shown throughout Tallahassee in the SOHO Art Gallery including exhibits at The Plant and FSU’s College of Fine Arts. She currently has residency at the SOHO Art Gallery located in RRSP.
Her work is held in the private collections of:
Loli & the Bean
Lucy & Leo’s
Rail Road Square Art Park.