Kris Sader at the Gibbs Library

September + October 2022

Birds, Petals and Stories—selected works from the art closet
Artist Statement –

Art is a response to the world we live in based on who we are and what becomes
important to us. Working, responding and needing to express those yearnings inside is
part of an artist’s process.
As I explore environs, I find that these seemingly different places/sites share patterns,
characteristics and human psychology. These are the dynamics I try to express in my art.
Improvisation is a primary tool I use and apply to print making to make it spontaneous.
Joseph Beuy’s idea of “spirituality of matter” appeals to me. I believe strongly in our link
to nature and imagination and how this drives the human existence. I hope my work
reflects our connection to the biological, physical and psychological.

Artist Biography –

Kris Sader grew up in Tucson, Arizona. In 1987 the family moved to Maine.  She holds a
BA in Performing Arts/dance, MS in Ecology and Environmental Sciences, and a BFA in
Studio Art.  Kris is a printmaker and environmental site-specific installation artist.  As a
printmaker she uses “Non-Toxic,” health and environment friendly, printmaking methods,
which she helped research at the University of Maine.  In addition to showing her work
locally, nationally, and internationally, she gives presentations on her work and has
taught non-toxic printmaking techniques in workshops and as an adjunct lecturer in
printmaking at University of Maine.  She was a recipient of an Artist Fellowship at
Women's Studio Workshop, New York, a “Good Idea Grant” from the Maine Arts
Commission (MAC) and numerous Artist in Residencies.

Printmaking tools on display in case.

Artist Reception: Wednesday, October 12, 5-6:30 pm.

During the reception, Kris will have a video running of an artist in residence at Cape Cod National Seashore
Historic Shack District, where she used both her medias, printmaking and installation.