Mixed media pioneer, daring printmaker, canny illusionist in wooden building materials, Constance Kiermaier is a bedazzling fount of imagination. Constance grew up on a farm in Virginia. A graduate of the School of Fine Arts of Yale, she worked as a freelance commercial artist, raised four children, and as soon as it became viable, devoted herself full-time to her art. Her work has been exhibited throughout the Northeast, and she has received numerous awards during a long career. She presently divides her time and work between Connecticut and Tenants Harbor, Maine.
“Now that I am in the middle of my eighth decade, I still continue to think of art as magic, and myself as a kind of magician who through complex trickery can manipulate visual perceptions and create a dichotomy of the real and the unreal. In my lifelong exploration of this magic, as a painter and maker of boxes, collages, and constructions, I find that I delight and surprise myself in the process of seeking to delight and surprise. This discovery is the ultimate enchantment.”