Joe Kievitt in art  Category
Suspension, 20 x 15 inches, ink on paper, 2010

Portland, Maine-based artist Joe Kievitt’s abstract works are what he describes as “drawings with ink and acrylic on paper.” I call it colorful patterning at its best. He uses tape that he cuts at various widths with a custom-made tool to isolate areas for ink and paint washes to be applied. The patterns in each piece are perfectly imperfect (which happens to be my favorite kind). The asymmetrical works are done by hand and become an anxiety-ridden process due to working with unforgiving mediums such as ink and liquid paint. The outcome, however, is well worth it.

Joe Kievitt in art  Category
Suspension III, 20 x 15 inches, ink and acrylic on paper, 2011

Joe Kievitt in art  Category
Obstruction, 20 x 15 inches, ink and acrylic on paper, 2011

Joe Kievitt in art  Category
Obstruction II, 20 x 15 inches, ink and acrylic on paper, 2011

Joe Kievitt in art  Category
Lines behind L Shapes, 20 x 15 inches, ink and acrylic on paper, 2011

Joe Kievitt in art  Category
Repeating Steps II, 14 x 11 inches, ink on paper, 2012

Joe Kievitt in art  Category
Suspension IV, 36 x 48 inches, ink on paper, 2010

Joe Kievitt in art  Category
Partial Obstruction, 15 x 20 inches, ink and acrylic on paper, 2011


Crossed II, 10 x 10 inches, ink on paper, 2010

Joe Kievitt in art  Category
Untitled, 8.5 x 8.5 inches, ink on paper, 2009

Joe Kievitt in art  Category
Untitled, 450 sq. ft. mosaic activating and interacting with 2400 square ft. of wall space, glass tile mosaic, 2009, Collins Center For the Arts, University of Maine, Orono

Joe Kievitt in art  Category
Building Fundamentals, painted mural activating and interacting with 1,800 square ft. of wall space, 2011, Great Falls Elementary School, Gorham, Maine, collaboration with Andrea Sulzer, Meghan Brady, Karen Gelardi