I am an artist who explores the relationship between nature, spirituality, and the human experience. My work is deeply personal, drawing upon my feelings of connection and disconnection. My recent paintings depict imagined landscapes inspired by my memories and emotions. I use bold colours, exaggerated compositions, layering, adding texture and mark making. My work generally starts with a specific composition in mind, yet as each mark reacts to the previous one, the work changes. My marks are intuitive therefore my paintings often reveal themselves to me. Our marks as human beings are unique to each person. My work celebrates those individual marks.
Krisztina was born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1970. She graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in Fine Arts Painting. After university, Krisztina worked with ceramic artist Pamela Summers for several years before moving to Dublin in 2001. She exhibited widely in Ireland, the USA and internationally during this period. In 2005, she moved to Budapest where there was a burgeoning art scene. She and two other artists founded Sziv Studios there. In 2009, she moved back to rural Kilkenny, Ireland, where she now makes her home.
Krisztina took a hiatus from painting to learn to shepherd and to sheep farm, a lifestyle she had been interested in since childhood. While she continued to make art, albeit quietly and perhaps art of a different vein, as Krisztina says of this time, "I have always had a connection to landscape and to nature. My earliest memories are of the lush tropical landscapes of Venezuela and the harsh epic landscape of Texas.’’ Her interests in sheep farming and shepherding allowed Krisztina to fully immerse herself in the land and gave her a daily, intimate connection with the earth. Her work is based on the landscape; however, it also addresses themes of man in the environment, both in our contemporary world and throughout history, and hints in some of her work at environmental concerns. Her work is intuitive, marked by bold use of colour, composition and texture, creating an inner landscadscape.
Born: Caracas, Venezuela, 1970
Education: Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Texas, 1988-1992
2023: I Was a Water Baby. Market Street, Thomastown.
2022: Emergence. Watergate Theatre Gallery. Kilkenny City.
2021: Art In The Window. Bernard Kavanagh Pottery. .Thomastown, Kilkenny, Ireland.
2015: The Sentience Factory. Watergardens Gallery. Thomastown, Kilkenny, Ireland.
2006: Constructs. Roscommon Arts Centre, Ireland
2002: You Are Here. Schmedel and Reznikoff Gallery. Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.A.
2001: Eire. Schmedel and Reznikoff Gallery. Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.A.
2000: Roadside Meditations. Schmedel and Reznikoff Gallery. Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.A.
2023: Terra Firma, The Oughterard Courthouse Gallery, Galway
2022: Christmas Show, The Narrow Space Gallery, Clonmel, Tipperary
The Point of Perspective, 125 Gallery, Buncrana, Donegal, Ireland
Group Show, Greenlane Gallery, Dingle
Early Summer Show, Greenacres Gallery, Wexford
2011: Group Show, Cahir Arts Centre, Ireland
2008: Russia In Transition. NEME Collective, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Russia.https://www.neme.org/projects/in-transition-russia-2008
Kilkenny Arts Festival. Blackbird Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland.
The 12. Muveleti Terulet Galeria, Budapest, Hungary.
Sviz Studios. Budapest, Ireland.
2007: Cead In China. Shanghai, Beijing, Hangzhou, China.
2006: In Transition Cyprus. NEME Collective, Castelliotissa, Nicosia, Cyprus.https://www.neme.org/projects/in-transition-cyprus-2006
Blackbird Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland.
2005: 10th Anniverarry of Eathquake Reconstruction. Hyogo International Competition of Painting. Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art,
VanGaurd Gallery. Cork, Ireland.
Edmund Craig Gallery. Fort Worth, Texas.
2004: Full Circle.Temple Bar Gallery. Dublin, Ireland.
Hallward Gallery, Christmas Show. Dublin, Ireland.
Edmund Craig Gallery. Forth Worth, Texas.
Hermione. Alexandra College, Milltown, Dublin, Ireland.
Hallward Gallery. Summer Show. Dublin, Ireland.
Housang Gallery. Sante Fe , New Mexico.
2003: 50/50. Temple Bar Gallery. Dublin, Ireland.
Hallward Gallery. Christmas Show. Dublin, Ireland.
1998: First Texas Council of Camp Fire. Fort Worth, Texas.
1997: E.A.S.L. Dallas, Texas.
1993: Women in Art. Women’s Expo. Dallas, Texas.
1991: C.R.C.A. University of Texas at Arlington.
Other: In private and corporate collections in U.S.A , Ireland and Hungary.
Galleries: Greenlane Gallery, Dingle https://www.greenlanegallery.com/
The Russell Gallery, Clare. https://www.russellgallery.ie/
Professional member of Visual Arts Ireland