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ABOUT Kristen

I am a painter and a mixed media artist currently residing in Tennessee. I was inspired to create my interpretation of rotten fake food from early childhood memories of my home.  my mother had huge glass Grapes and plastic grape clusters on the  bay window of our living room. I remember plucking the plastic grapes, squeezing them and suctioning them to my face pretending they were warts.

My background in biology lead me to explore the natural processes of decay and micro-organisms and I want  to bring back fake fruit and foods  that were so popular decades ago into the Modern day home, but with a twist by making them appear rotten. 

In these Pieces  I transform artificial food using paint, glass beads, semi-precious stones, cat fur, and found objects into beautifully rotten works of art. 

 

​I describe My Work as "Art you wanna throw away in the trash." 

Education

B.S. Biology 2002 - California State University San Bernardino

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my cats cake & Leia like to donate their fur from brushings to their momma's art projects. 

Exhibitions & Awards
2021 
Online Exhibition - Primary Colors - Light Space Time Gallery - Special Recognition Award

2022

Online Exhibition - Botanicals - Light Space Time Gallery - Special Recognition Award

2022

Gallery Exhibition - Multiplicity - Tall Grass Arts Association 

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