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Eileen Nolan Kressel is a printmaker, Registered Art Therapist and retired Clinical Social Worker. For over 20 years she was a member of Inkling Studio, until its closing in 2009. Ikie is currently a member of and printing at "No.2 Print Shop" in S.E. Portland. Ikie grew up in Brooklyn, New York. She received a B.A. in art from Hunter College in N.Y.C. Following graduation, Ikie attended The School of Visual Arts and the Brooklyn Museum Art School. After moving to Oregon in 1971, she received a Masters in Social Work, became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Art Therapist. In 2006 Ikie retired from her private practice to pursue art full time.

Member, The Bridge City Artists
Member No. 2 Print Shop, Portland, Oregon
Member American Art Therapy Association
Member OWCA, Oregon Women’s for Art
Member WCA, Women’s Caucus for Art
Member International Committee, WCA

Artist’s Statement

I’ve delighted in creating art in one form or another, since my drawings-on-the-wall at home in Brooklyn at age five. The wall was blank and I had something to say. I may not be far from that, these many years later.

Art is a good and constant friend, a place to be, providing a voice that gives expression to relationships, challenges, joys, whimsies and sadness. To not create, would be to silence a part of me.

My portfolio includes whimsical paintings and linocuts, along with black and white etchings. I’m fortunate in being part of No. 2 Print Shop in Portland, Oregon where printmakers share ideas, inspiration, perspiration and presses.