An oscillator is a circuit that produces a repeated alternating waveform by converting electronic signals. Simply put, they generate and convey information, a theme that Brittany Kieler explores the limits of in her art as she delves into the inherent mysticism of human history. Electronics (or anything having to do with oscillators themselves) don't appear in her work at all, but her wavy line art is reminiscent of what one sounds like... if that oscillator became sentient and tried to teach philosophy. Waveform next to waveform, her black and white lithographic lines meld into organic shapes that are almost familiar (and some that are not).
Brittany Kieler is a visual artist who lives in Minneapolis, MN. Her work deals with global histories of the sharing of information and the limitations of human knowledge. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in printmaking from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2012 and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Minnesota in 2018. She has shown work in Norway and throughout the US, and in 2017, she was an artist in residence at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design. In addition to her studio practice, Kieler works to support the careers of artists as an educator and curator in academic, museum, and peripheral fine arts spaces.