Katarina Weslien

Katarina Weslien is a multi disciplinary artist and educator. Her exhibitions include Kohler Art Center, Bates Museum, the Finish Embassy, Women’s Museum in Washington DC, MASS MoCA, Kriti Gallery, India, Barbro Stenlund Gallery, Stockholm among others. Her work is in the permanent collection of Metropolitan Museum of Art, Portland Museum of Art, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Xerox Corporation, Bates Museum, among others. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships and the Payson Foundation. Weslien is the former Director of Graduate Studies at Maine College of Art where she was also the Editor of the Moth Press; projects include interviews with Alison Knowles, Marina Abramovic, Amar Kanwar, Krzysztof Wodiczko and publication of Mapping The Intelligence of Visual Work by Anne West. She co-facilitated study trips to India for The School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she also taught in the Fiber Material Studies Department. Weslien holds a BFA from Utah State University and received her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Weslien was born in Söderfors, Sweden. She lives and works in Portland Maine. She facilitates small group trips to India yearly.