Discipline: Visual Art – drawing

Karla Knight

Discipline: Visual Art – drawing
Region: Redding, CT
MacDowell Fellowships: 2014

Karla Knight is a visual artist living in Connecticut. Her widely-exhibited work is in the collections of MOMA, the Brooklyn Museum, the Walker Art Center, and the Fisher Landau Center, and she is a Joan Mitchell Award nominee. She used her 2014 MacDowell residency to further her visionary drawing series Notes for the Light Ship, which focuses on imaginary language and otherworldly imagery. While in Cheney studio, she dreamt in this created language, and had numerous visits from a porcupine and a hawk.



Karla Knight worked in the Cheney studio.

Cheney Studio was given to MacDowell by Mrs. Benjamin P. Cheney and Mrs. Karl Kauffman. Like Barnard Studio, Cheney is a low, broadly massed bungalow. Sited on a steep westward slope, its porches are supported on wooden posts and fieldstone with lattices. Although it still retains its appealing character, the original design of the shingled building…

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