Beth Kerschen is a multi-disciplinary artist using photography and printmaking to express a unique vision. She graduated with a Bachelors in Fine Arts from Colorado College focusing on photography, digital art and printmaking. After college, she moved to Boston and worked for Polaroid using her extensive photographic and digital imaging knowledge. She worked for 10 years as a graphic designer with several creative firms in Boston, eventually moving to Portland, Oregon in 2008. She has returned to her fine art roots from college and is now creating photo-illustrations combined with her favorite medium—printmaking. In 2015, she was awarded a Professional Development Grant from Portland’s Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) and a large format installation commission for the Portland International Airport. She uses a unique blend of photography and printmaking to create urban landscapes that chronicle city culture and history creating nostalgia for the build environment that is an integral part of our modern culture.
Here is a interview produced by Kathryn Boyd-Batstone and Tommy Pittenger. The focus is about Kerschen’s path to becoming an artist with some nice insight of how she works.
Kerschen also has a retail line of cards, prints and other illustrated products leveraging the same photography used in her fine art prints. She builds the scene utilizing the same photomontage technique, but presents them differently. Those items available at www.urbanretrospectives.com.