BIO & CV

CV

Kristen is an intuitive, mixed media painter who draws from a wide range of artistic influences, spanning from painterly to abstract expressionist. Dynamic compositions and expressive brush strokes characterize her large-scale pieces. Her work is informed by a personal exploration of texture and the history that builds up through layering and carving back into paint over time. Kristen lives in Denver, CO but her work can be found in both residential and commercial collections across the country.

ARTIST STATEMENT

Kristen's most recent body of work is titled "An Exploration of Personal Topography" and was recently exhibited at the Curtis Center for the Arts in Greenwood Village, CO.

 

 

“A map does not just chart, it unlocks and formulates meaning; it forms bridges between here and there, disparate ideas that we did not know were previously connected.” – Reif Larsen

 

This deeply personal and yet universally relatable, body of work, seeks to depict the topography that is formed in each of us through seasons of growth, trauma, and life-altering events.  Throughout our formation as individuals, these impactful aspects of the human experience carve deep, meaningful, and sometimes beautiful reliefs, contours, and mosaics in us. How we show up on the outside, aerial view, is determined by the meanings we have taken, internalized, and allowed to change our landscape. Each of these paintings reveal the natural processes that create rich and nuanced layers in us over time, due to both internal and external forces. Earthy pigments are washed over the canvas, scraped back, and smoothed over again until every piece has its own unique history – a story to tell.

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, AR

 

Baker Eye Institute

 

Conway, AR

Platte Valley Medical Center

Commissioned collection of 28 paintings

Brighton, CO

Centennial Resource Development

Denver, CO

 

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

2018

 

Healing Arts solo exhibition at Parker Adventist Hospital, Parker, CO 

 

"Be Inspired" pop-up show with Herman Miller, Denver, CO

 

Guest House shoppable home in RiNo Arts District, Denver, CO
 

Framed Image juried show, Denver, CO

 "Chasing 360" at

Curtis Center for the Arts,

Greenwood Village, CO

 

 

2017

 

Solo exhibition, Hotel Teatro, Denver, CO

Group exhibition, Room and Board, Denver, CO

 

 

2016

 

Group exhibition, Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park, CO

 

 

2015

 

Featured Artist for Artrageous Festival, Poppy Arts, Columbia, MO

Group exhibition, Columbia Art League, Columbia, MO

 

2013

 

Solo exhibition, Artreach Gallery, Germantown, TN

Group exhibition, Art on the Green Gallery, Conway, AR

Starbucks Coffee, Conway, AR, site specific installation

 

2012 

 

Featured artist, HRH Collectives Gallery, Tulsa, OK

 

2011

 

Group exhibition, Your Design, Broken Arrow, OK

Public art installation, downtown Broken Arrow, OK

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

 

 

ARKANSAS

Conway

Eureka Springs

Greenbrier

Greenwood

Russellville

 

CALIFORNIA

Anaheim

 

COLORADO

Denver

 

ILLINOIS

Bowen

 

KANSAS

Liberal

Kansas City

 

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston

North Reading

 

MISSOURI

Columbia

Saint Joseph

Saint Louis

 

NEW YORK

Long Island City

New York 

Pine Plains

 

OKLAHOMA

Broken Arrow

Tulsa

 

OHIO

Dayton

 

PENNSYLVANIA

Lancaster

 

TENNESSEE

Brentwood

Collierville

Memphis

Nashville

 

TEXAS

Dallas

Fort Davis

Katy

Round Rock

 

REPRESENTATION

2018

Buckhead Art & Company, Atlanta, GA

Art on the Green Gallery, Conway, AR

Guest House, Denver, CO

2016

LewisGraham Art Consultants, Denver, CO

Art on the Green Gallery, Conway, AR

 

2015

 

Poppy Arts, Columbia, MO

 

2014

 

Plume, Columbia, MO

 

2012-2018

 

Art on the Green Gallery, Conway, AR

 

2012

 

Little Black Dress Boutique, Tulsa, OK

HRH Collectives, Tulsa, OK

 

2011

 

Anything and Everything Design, Conway, AR

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