Disassembled, Juxtaposed, Transformed | Karlyn Atkinson Berg

Minnesota Gallery | On view through January.

In January the Minnesota Gallery will be alive with color as MacRostie Art Center hosts Disassembled, Juxtaposed, Transformed – an exploration of the interaction between space, form, and colors through the mixed-media collage style of Karlyn Atkinson Berg. “Images might give visual information, but rarely involve trying to represent something,” she explains. “The inclusion of an image does not define the topic or meaning of the work. There is usually no subject. Ultimately, the images should influence the feelings that arise from the work through their color and mystery.” Her own journey as an artist seems to be equally alive with color and intrigue.

After graduating from Rhode Island School of Design she continued graduate studies at Pratt University in printmaking. She also studied education at New York University and taught in New York City. After a brief stint Off-Broadway with the Lee Strasberg Actors Studio, she returned to her career as painter and collage artist while working at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Her work has been shown in galleries across the country and has appeared in several collage books. Currently she is the Administrative Assistant at the Edge Center for the Arts in Bigfork and lives in the north woods of Minnesota with her husband and two German Shepherds.