Karolina V Cummins

Karolina V Cummins defected from Czech Republic at the height of the Cold War. Her family adopted Phoenix, Arizona, as their new home and she grew up in the Valley of the
Sun. She studied chemistry and drawing at the Arizona State University and has been in artist residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and at The Banff Centre, AB, CA where she received a grant from the Group of Seven and a Half. She has also been reviewed in Art Papers, The Arizona Republic, and is included in the Nan Ellin’s Phoenix: 21 Century City.

Cummins paintings rely on precise drawing skills that are inspired by the early work of Gerhard Richter. Her most recent work offers expressive meditations through creative mark making and color. The resulting paintings are powerful testaments to the endless variations of nature and the complexity of the human spirit. Her lively compositions reflect a curiosity and charm inspired by the work of Helen Frankenthaler.