(1943 – 2010)
Kate Krasin was an artist of outstanding ability specializing in serigraph (silk screen) prints. Each print was made from several to more than thirty successive hand pulled screens. By diluting inks and layering colors, Kate was able to create luminous prints of extraordinary depth and beauty.
Born in Tucumcari, New Mexico, Kate felt a deep connection to the landscapes of her native state, “We happen to live in a landscape that is just fraught with color – red rock, turquoise chamisa, pink and maroon earth – it’s everywhere, so that walking here can make me high. And in New Mexico there’s a definite ancient feeling to the land, a sense of civilizations that have gone before, a pervasive quality that’s sometimes enough to make my hair stand on end. I want that mystery, as much as I can put it in a straight landscape. I try to make pictures of mystery – not just mountains, but rather the feeling, the meaning of the Earth .”
Kate attended the University of Texas and New Mexico Highlands University where she studied under the renowned painter Elmer Schooley. After graduate studies at Kansas State University, Kate settled in Santa Fe, New Mexico and made screen prints from 1977 to 1997.