New York, NY
Kristen Schiele creates work in painting, scenic installations and collage. The works are inspired by stage sets, cinema, folklore, allegory, kitsch, and story telling that is psychologically dramatic and playful. Currently, the paintings are on prepared panels with 70s pulp magazine cut outs, set in a frame with layers of plexiglass, stenciled and etched. They are inspired by stop-animation cells with a time-capsule movie still feel.
Schiele has lived and worked in both the Untied States and in Germany. She received a BFA from Indiana University and MFA from American University and studied at the Hochschule der Kunste in Berlin. Exhibitions include a solo show at Sloan Fine Art in New York City, the Soap Factory in Minneapolis, a solo show at Curators Without Borders Gallery in Berlin, Germany, Hudson D. Walker Gallery in Provincetown, Massachusetts, group shows in Cheim and Read, Caren Golden in New York City, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) in Oregon, and the Corcoran Museum of Art in Washington D.C, among others. She has participated in the Bronx Museum’s Artist in the Marketplace program, completed a residency at the Provincetown Work Center, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Lower East Side Printshop and Ucross.
artist’s website: www.kshiele.com