Seattle-based artist Redd Walitzki paints silkily sensual portraits of slightly-feral, fairytale women. Influenced by the old world Rococo flourishes of her native Bavaria, Redd creates intricate, swirling laser cut wood canvases whose flourishes echo the fluid use of paint and mixed-media materials within. Her darkly romantic subjects are often shown in moments of ecstasy and communion with the natural world. Her technicolor muses enact a dreamily erotic exploration of both the lure of fleeting modern day high fashion glamor (her subjects are often wearing luminous eye makeup and glossy lipstick) as well as the original meaning of the term glamor, which in ancient times referred to illusory shapeshifting used by supernatural beings to perilously enchant hapless humans.
Redd Walitzki is an internationally-exhibiting emerging artist, currently residing in Pioneer Square (Seattle’s artist district). Her work has been featured in galleries like Modern Eden in San Francisco, Auguste Clown in Melbourne Australia, Ayden Gallery in British Columbia, and many Seattle venues. Redd has also been featured on a variety of media outlets including HiFructose, Juxtapoz and Miroir Mgazine.
Redd graduated from Cornish College of the Arts with her BFA in 2007 with a concentration in Painting, Video Animation and Printmaking. She can usually be found in her studio painting to BBC Documentaries, playing with her pet opossum, or chasing down the next strange adventure.