Artist Statement

Moving primarily between drawing, painting, and site-specific installations, my current work draws inspiration from ephemeral perceptions of light and space within every day architecture. Windows and walls become framing devices for playing with the expectations and desires elicited by the possibility of a view - suggesting presence and absence, limitation and possibility. By using one material to suggest another, such as repeating a line to alter our perception of space or layering spray paint to suggest light, the work subtly destabilizes the familiar, shifting the focus from what is seen to the experience of seeing.


Cherith Lundin grew up in Germany and received an MFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. She exhibits her work nationally and internationally, with recent exhibitions at Miniprint Oaxaca, Mexico, Harper College, IL, South Bend Museum of Art, IN, Redux Contemporary Art, SC, and Kunsthaus Nürnberg, Germany. She has been the recipient of numerous fellowships, including grants from the Joan Mitchell Foundation, Jerome Foundation, and Minnesota Center for Book Arts, and a HATCH Project Residency with the Chicago Artists Coalition. She is Associate Professor of Art at Wheaton College, where teaches painting, drawing, and printmaking.