Biography

Eileen “ikie” Nolan Kressel is a printmaker and painter, a retired Clinical Social Worker and Registered Art Therapist who for over twenty years was a member of Inkling Studio in Portland, Oregon. Ikie grew up in Brooklyn, New York, received a B.A. in art from Hunter College, attended The School of Visual Arts and the Brooklyn Museum Art School.

After moving to Oregon in 1971, Ikie received a Masters in Social Work and had a private practice for many years.

In addition to painting and prints, Ms. Kressel has been drawing political cartoons since the last election and creating books of them that are entitled “Trumpisms; A Brief History, Vol. I and Vol. II.

Ikie is a member of The Bridge City Artists, The Women’s Caucus for Art, and a member of Print Arts NW.

Her work can be seen at the Rental/Sales Gallery of the Portland Art Museum.