Kristen grew up in North Dakota, and since then, has lived in Seattle, WA, Rosendale, NY, Iowa, California, and North Carolina. She was a studio intern at WSW during 2009-2010, and has fond memories of living and working with artists, cooking communal meals at the intern house, and spending late nights spreading out in multiple studios.
Kristen holds a Masters in Printmaking, and a Master in Fine Arts in Intermedia, both from the University of Iowa. She also works as an art educator leading an Organic Art Camp and Tinkering School with kids on a farm in North Carolina. She is passionate about gardening and wildcrafting. Much of her work is inspired by her relationship with nature and the unknown.