Kimberly Brandel  - Artist Printmaker

Kimberly Brandel’s work grapples with the effects of human activities on endangered species and the natural environment. In her artwork, she focuses on the effects to animals, often using them as stand-ins for humans. She uses a variety of media including printmaking, collage, painting, and drawing. Her preferred artistic language is relief printmaking, specifically wood block prints, reduction woodcuts and linocuts, and wood engravings. She frequently combines relief prints with screen-prints. Kimberly works representationally exploring how politics, societal relations, competition for resources, habitat destruction, air pollution, species extinction, and war are a function of overpopulation, misuse of power, and greed.