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ABOUT

I’m a visual artist based in Philadelphia, PA. From 2017-18 I was a Staff-Artist at Vermont Studio Center, and was an Intern-in-Residence at Women’s Studio Workshop in 2016. I recently completed an Apprenticeship at The Fabric Workshop & Museum and I am currently a Fob Holder at Second State Press. I also help artists and nonprofits design their websites with Squarespace (find out more here!)

CONTACT

kieranrileyabbott@gmail.com


STATEMENT

I make prints, objects, and installations that pursue the ambiguous space between two and three dimensions. I take inspiration from maps, diagrams, optical illusions, and puzzles. The process of flattening real three-dimensional space into a two-dimensional representation such as a map or diagram, on paper or a screen, is both intriguing and problematic. In this intentional flattening, I question who decides what information is included and excluded, emphasized and de-emphasized. The way in which flatness is deceptive and flawed as we attempt to render it pictorially is a recurring theme in my practice.