Art Issue #54

The Always and Never Seen

By Linnea Ryshke

Artist Statement:
I create mixed-media paintings that respond to the ethical imperative to restore our relationship with nonhuman animals, who are continually Othered in contemporary life. Through the alure of images, mark-making, and texture, my paintings offer viewers an intimate encounter with animals as enigmatic subjects of being.

By Linnea Ryshke

Linnea Ryshke (American, born in Los Angeles, CA) creates mixed-media paintings and drawings that respond to the othering of nonhuman animals. She received her M.F.A. from Washington University in St. Louis, and her B.F.A. in Painting from Pratt Institute. Her work has been most recently featured at Intersect Art Center, Art St. Louis Gallery, and Des Lee Gallery in St. Louis, MO, Main Street Arts Gallery in Clifton Springs, NY, The Jewish Art Salon in Hartford, CT, and at Eastern Kentucky University. Lantern Publishing and Media will be releasing a book of her poems, photographs and paintings, titled Kindling, in September 2021.