Koch’s oil paintings frequently inflect her photographic images with texture, color and brush strokes she could not realize in one medium alone. They are a way of processing her emotions, capturing a color and ferocity felt in her soul. Koch’s use of paint to manipulate, personalize, minimize and exaggerate her subject matter, leaves the viewer enveloped in a secondary experience, that of the image and of Koch’s interpretation.(Diana Carey curator)
BFA Cleveland Institute of Art. Major in Photography.
Awards and exhibition history Ohio and California.
"I paint to process and release the emotions I feel. To manifest in color and texture my personal interpretations of life". Gretchen Koch