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Walter Kresnik

Walter Kresnik (b. 1957) worked in the Creativity Explored studio from 2005 to 2016. Kresnik is known for his portraiture in which he captures physical qualities and personality effortlessly with very few marks. Charlie Chaplan, Liz Taylor, Bill Clinton, Gandhi, Chuck Close, and Yo Yo Ma are just a few of the subjects of Kresnik's portraiture.

Kresnik’s instinctive delicate sense of line forms solid shapes and ephemeral wisps until the essence of a figure emerges. Sometimes a spare slash of color or lone architectural element is added, but Kresnik is a master of the light touch, never accumulating more than is needed.

Kresnik also draws certain locations like Ellis Island, the sacred places of the Australian outback, or the quilted farmland of south France. Based on transparent washes of color, his assured hatching and delineation of forms add a quiet depth and sense of distance.

One of Kresnik’s drawings was selected for the first T-shirt issued by Creativity Explored. He was has been included in numerous exhibitions at Creativity Explored. In addition, his work was featured in I Have Never Taken the Time to Really Look, Accident and Artifact, San Francisco, CA in 2013 and Paper!Awesome!, Baer Ridgeway Exhibitions, San Francisco, CA in 2010.

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Samples of Kresnik's work





Selected Exhibitions

2016
Natural History, Creativity Explored Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2014
INK, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
A Curious Menagerie, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2013
For the Birds, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2012
Fabulous, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Are We There Yet?, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2011
SMALL, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Faces, Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco, CA
The Masters, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2010
Spectrum, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Paper!Awesome!, Baer Ridgeway Exhibitions, San Francisco, CA

2009
Introductions, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
TV and Me, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2008
Finders Keepers, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2007
Super Heroes Super Villains, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Transmissions, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Shadowshine, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Naked, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2006
Nature Rules, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Sacred Places, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Vessels, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Drawing the Line, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2004
Functionable, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Critters, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA