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Bio & CV

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Bio

Kristen Abbott is a mixed media painter living in Boulder, CO. She enjoys making marks and building up layers in her work with unconventional tools such as brooms, scrapers, and kitchen utensils. Her process is deeply influenced by spending time immersed in nature. Her paintings are guided by embodied emotion as well as thoughtful intention. She is always seeking the balance between spontaneous and planned elements in her work.

Because our lives are loud, Kristen wants her work to feel like a small pause. A deep breath. Not one more thing adding to the noise, but a reminder to slow down and notice the Beauty in quiet and fleeting moments. 

Kristen’s work can be found in both private and corporate collections across the US (as well as private collections in France, Italy and England). She was recently awarded a Denis Diderot Grant and spent two weeks as an artist-in-residence at Chateau Orquevaux in Orquevaux, France. 

Curriculum Vitae

CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

 

Kaiser Permanente Regional Offices

Denver, CO

Baptist Health Medical Hospital

Commissioned collection

of 18 paintings, Conway, AR

Arkansas Children's Hospital 

Little Rock

 

Baker Eye Institute

Conway, AR

Platte Valley Medical Center

Commissioned collection of 28 paintings, Brighton, CO

Centennial Resource Development

Denver, CO

 

 

SELECT EXHIBITIONS

2023

The Language of Leaves

Solo Exhibition

The New Local Annex 

713 Pearl Street

Boulder, CO

September 1- October 8th

TEXTURE Group Show

Liz Lidgett Gallery

Des Moines, IA

May

2021

Liz Lidgett Gallery

Des Moines, IA

May

Inside Her Studio Gallery

Denver, CO

August 6th

2019

Makers & Mystics

juried show

Denver, CO

Bluprint online workshop instructor: abstract paintings in oil and wax 

2018

Healing Arts

solo exhibition

Parker Adventist Hospital, CO 


Chasing 360

Curtis Center for the Arts,

Greenwood Village, CO

 

 

2017

Correspondence

Solo exhibition

Hotel Teatro, Denver, CO
 

Room and Board

Group exhibition

Cherry Creek, Denver, CO

REPRESENTATION

 

2022-present

The New Local 

Boulder, CO

2021-present

Liz Lidgett Gallery,

Des Moines, IA

Mika Woyda Designs

Boulder, CO

2018-present

Buckhead Art & Company

Atlanta, GA
 

2012-2018

Art on the Green Gallery

Conway, AR

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