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ARTIST STATEMENT(s)
2019:
Nonviolent Play

2014:
Inspired rather than put-upon themes,
(unless commissioned or work is pre-existing).

2009:
Collaborations welcomed; competitions... superfluous.

2004:
Foreign language, yes. Computer language, yes.

1999:
Humble and hesitant of "artist pays to be juried and exhibited" business model affirmations.


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JK Thorsen is a full-time artist. She has worked-in, and in support-of, art and design from an early age, continued while studying in California and throughout her life. She has her own style. 

Helped by many; encouraged by countless others, Thorsen's best art is not motivated by competitions or "formal divvys". 
Her commercial work - combined with luck and continued production - has allowed her to remain responsible for her
non-commercial art. From a creative background, she also studied-with and worked alongside Martha Wagner and Dan Boylan.

Often producing in-the-moment, her work evolves around that which she hasrevealing experiences, "nature" and the "stories of others", while her ecological focus continues to influence her options.

Thorsen donates artistic time and supplies to those who are
"not-at-the-table", for whatever reason. 
Annually, she teaches those living with eye disease through UNMC's Weigel Williamson Low Vision Center. She has provided training and curriculum for Omaha's Joslyn Art Museum's Education Department.

Whether producing on-site, or in her unheated workshop, risk and growth remain with continued production, experimentation and through relationships.
 



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