Owl predator rendered in quick sharp lines of colored pencil and graphite flying in a pop-orange color field created a soft shadow in sepia

Eileen O’Kane Kornreich, Predator Penumbra (2022). Watercolor acrylic colored pencil graphite canvas. 56 x 48 in. Photo by Barbara Hermor.


Eileen O’Kane Kornreich is a New York-based visual artist creating artwork for over forty-five years. She works in mixed-media drawings, painting in oil, watercolor and acrylic, and various disciplines of printmaking. Presently she employs colored graphite and pencils under and over watercolor, acrylic paints and inks on canvas, having laid a ground that gives a paper-like feel to mark-making methods. This allows for medium and color layering engaging the forms in intended movement and abstraction.

Eileen is a White Columns Artist Registry member. In 2021-22 she created unique artist books and hand-built ceramic sculpture as part of her Bridge 3 series of oil paintings and multi-media scroll-drawings. Exhibitions in 2021-22 have included Kornreich’s one-hundred-foot drawing performance during Warren Neidich’s Swept Away, Love Letter to a Surrogate(s), Guild Hall (East Hampton, NY), Dumbo Open Studios (Brooklyn, NY) LongHouse Reserve (East Hampton, NY) The Re Institute (Millerton, NY) and Julie Keyes Galleries (Sag Harbor, NY.) Her recent work is featured on White Columns Curated Artist Registry. She has participated in residencies with various art organizations, including Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, 2022 FL, ChaNorth, Pine Plains, NY, 2021, The Watermill Center, Watermill, NY, 2019 and the School of Visual Arts, New York, 2019. The artist studied at the New York Studio School, Art Students League, and the School of MFA Boston.