P.E.A.R.S. - Artist Biographies
PEARS Printmaking Education and Research Studio
Summer Printmaking Workshop
Eva Isaksen (Seattle) was born in Bodo, Norway. She received a B.F.A. in painting from University of South Dakota in 1983, and M.F.A. in painting from Montana State University in 1986. Since then she has lived and worked full time as an artist in Seattle, WA. Her work is an exploration of complex color schemes and contrasts, and inspired by nature: organic forms, cycles, seasons, land, water, sky, order, rhythm, repetition, growth, life, and regeneration. Her work is represented by Foster White Gallery in Seattle, and Duane Reed Gallery in St. Louis, MO. Eva has had numerous national and international exhibitions. In 2013, Isaksen was featured in CityArts magazine and in 2011 she was awarded the Artist Trust Fellowship.
Kent Kapplinger, Professor of Art, has been on the faculty of North Dakota State University since 1992. Kapplinger founded the Printmaking, Education and Research Studio (PEARS) in 1998 and continues today as its director and master printer. He has received fellowships from the Hungarian Multicultural Center, North Dakota Council on the Arts, Woodstock School of Art, New York and Vinalhaven Press, Maine. His art has been shown in over 230 individual and group exhibitions and his work is part of more than 40 public collections, including Special Collections Department & Rare Books Room at the University of Colorado; The Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum at the University of Louisiana in Lafayette; McMaster University at Hamilton in Ontario, Canada; Museum of Texas Tech University, Northern Illinois University Art Museum, and Proyecto ‘ace, Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is represented by Uptown Gallery, Fargo, ND.