Krisztina was born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1970 to Hungarian parents. The family moved to Fort Worth, Texas when Krisztina was a child. She graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in Fine Arts Painting. After university, Krisztina worked for several ceramic artists while continuing her own art. She then trained as a fine woodworker. In 2001 she moved to Dublin, Ireland where she pursued her own work full-time at Broadstone Studios. 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 farming, a lifestyle she had been interested in since childhood. While she continued to make art, albeit quietly and perhaps art of a different mien, as Krisztina says of this time, "I have always had a connection to landscape, to nature, to animals. My earliest memories are of the lush tropical landscapes of Venezuela and the harsh epic landscape of Texas. Growing up in a big city, it had always been a longing of mine to fully immerse myself in the land. That’s something utterly impossible living in the city and no matter all the attractions city life offers, my truer self lay in nature. I turned to sheep farming, training sheepdogs and shepherding, I worked as a gardener, and with thoroughbred racehorses. I would never take this time back. It gave me an intimate, daily connection to the earth. When I went back to painting full time, I found I was approaching my work with an intimate knowledge of the textures, the colours, the beauty of the natural world, a knowledge I never would have gotten as a mere spectator.''



Born: Caracas, Venezuela, 1970 

Education: Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Texas, 1988-1992


Exhibitions:

SOLO Exhibitions:
 

2022: Fertile Land. Thomastown Creative Arts Festival. Thomastown, Kilkenny, Ireland.
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.

GROUP Exhibitions:

2022:  The Point of Perspective. 126 Gallery. Buncrana, Donegal, Ireland. 

2022:Group Show , Berkeley Gallery in conjunction with Kilkenny Arts Week. Thomastown, Ireland

2022: Group Exhibition, Greenacres Gallery, Wexford

2011: Cahir Arts Centre, Ireland 

2008: Russia In Transition. NEME Collective, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Russia.            
              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.NEME Collective, Castelliotissa, Nicosia, Cyprus 

               Blackbird Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland. 

2005: Hyogo International Competition of Painting. Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Kobe, Japan.  

              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. 

2001- 

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:  I
n private collections in U.S.A , Ireland and Hungary

Represented by The Greenlane Gallery, Dingle, Co. Kerry

Professional member of Visual Arts Ireland