Kathleen Probst

Eagle, ID



Artist Information for Kathleen Probst

I am a curious textile artist on a path toward minimalism. Clean lines and simplicity are my beacons.

I’m utterly drawn to mid-century modern furniture, architecture and art from the Bauhaus era. The Swedish word “Lagom” means striking a balance, not too little, just enough. My work is to search for that balance.

I find comfort in paring down my compositions. I reduced the early elements of my work into thin lines. Recently I let go of those lines in my H series. Now color defines shape. A decreased number of elements and colors along with an increased scale creates large expanses of open spaces for quilting, which are given a quiet voice that does not overpower the bold graphic design.

The process continues to evolve. Tools include a camera and computer, both used to manipulate and audition possibilities during the design and stitching stages. Hand dyeing creates the subtle variations I desire, nothing too busy.

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Lava33 x 33 inches  

Dipped Dimension

Dipped Dimension47 x 40 inches  

Awarded Juror's Choice Award in Quilts=Art=Quilts at the Schweinfurth Art Center, 2014

Berg #1

Berg #139 x 35 inches  

Blue Veil

Blue Veil53 x 55 inches  

Juried into Quilt National 2015 Awarded Cathy Rasmussen Emerging Artist Memorial Award

Alinea #9

Alinea #939 x 33 inches  

Juried into Quilts=Art=Quilts at the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Awarded 2nd Prize in 2013