Artist and Alum Kari Achatz ‘07 recently debuted a new exhibit at CEPA Gallery in downtown Buffalo entitled “A Conversation with Unfolding Transformations (2021)”. While her work is not quite collage, photomontage or sculpture, each element can be considered within the layers of each piece.
“I am pushing the boundaries of traditional paper cutting and weaving by cutting photographs. Traditional artforms that have been made contemporary. The hand cut, lifted, and multilayered works I create verge on sculpture, but remain two-dimensional as they are contained within boxes and frames. I consider myself an artist who draws with a blade, creating a unique language within the artwork,” says Achatz.
Living and teaching in Buffalo, she holds a B.S in Art Education and a minor in painting. She also holds a M.S. in Art Education from SUNY Buffalo (2011). Achatz considers herself an artist who draws with a blade, who finds beauty in the broken, abandoned, and ordinary. She has exhibited throughout the Western New York area in galleries including Hallwalls, The Burchfield Penney Art Center, The Lipsey Architecture Center of Buffalo, The Tower Gallery at Daemen College, The Albright Knox Art Gallery, and most recently participated in PLAY/GROUND 2020. Kari has works in her photo sculpture style in the Albright Knox Art Gallery Permanent Fine Art Collection, The Gundlach Art Collection and other private art collections.
Learn more about the exhibit.