I am an artist who explores the relationship between nature, spirituality, and the human experience. My work is deeply personal, celebrating the connections and disconnections we all experience in our relationship with the natural world. As a part time shepherd, I am daily fully immersed in the land and it allows me to intimately engage with the environment. As an artist, I am interested in how we fit in the natural world or rather, how we have shaped the natural world to suit us.
My recent paintings depict both real and 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. The process of my work echoes the organic and ever-changing aspects of nature and symbolises how we interact with and shape the natural world. Through my work I am interested in highlighting the profound relationship between humans and the environment, and the role each of us plays in shaping the world we inhabit.
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.
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: Annual Show , GOMA , Gallery of Modern Art Waterford, Waterford, Ireland.
Group Exhibition, Dunamaise Art Centre, Portloaise
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 Anniversary of Earthquake 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.
Houshang 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