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Kristen Johnson 

Objectives
To produce works of art through various mediums and processes that evokes critical thinking. My goal is to captivate and inspire the audience beyond the obvious visionary perception.

Influences
Art has always played a significant role in my life. My desire to create and find the design and artistic layout in things has been innate. I believe art is a great outlet to express creativity, Personally art has allowed me to express myself; my thoughts, hopes, beliefs, pains, sorrows in a way where words fall short. I find relief and therapy in the ability to discover your soul and passion through a creative outlet such as painting.

My personal influences have been derived from my exposure to various artists and mediums, Salvador Dali, Jean Michel Basquiet, Jackson Pollock and Alberto Giacomett all have created work and movements that inspire me as an artist. I typically find myself working with an abstract base that I believe comes from the inspiration of these forerunners.

Throughout my education I have been given the ability to create various types of art. From sculptures, to soldering fine silver jewelry. I have studied figure drawing, acrylic and oil painting, watercolor, art history, sculpture, printmaking, screen printing and graphic design.  Although I find myself using my creative expression to develop water based/acrylic paintings, I also enjoy working with charcoal, chalk pastel and collage (mixed media).

Recent trips to South and Latin America have inspired my use and incorporation of the natural environment.

Education

Associate of Arts December 2004

       Collin County Community College, Frisco TX

Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences May 2008

       University of North Texas, Denton TX

Certified in Volunteer Management May 2008

       University of North Texas, Denton TX

Volunteer Engagement

       Member of Community Garden, Contributing Artist, Frisco Family Services - 2012

       Member of Visual Arts Guild of Frisco – 2011, 2012

       Volunteer, Frisco Arts in the Square – 2010, 2011

       Board member of Artist Selection Committee – City of Frisco – 2009

Exhibitions

       Me Myself I, Gallery8680, Frisco TX – October 2012

       Newman Village Discovery Center, Frisco TX – July 2012

       CoLoR, Gallery8680, Frisco TX-July 2012

       Artrageous2012, Visual Arts Guild/Frisco Arts, Frisco Discovery Center – June 2012

       Beautiful, Visual Arts Guild of Frisco, Frisco Discovery Center – October 2011

       Inspiration, City of Frisco, Atrium-City Hall – November 2011

Professional Work

       Interior Mural, Personal Commission – August 2012

       Logo, Last Day Riders – June 2012

       Mural, Community Garden, Partnering with Frisco Family Services/City of Frisco – March 2012

       Logo, Downtown Frisco StrEATS event, City of Frisco – March 2012

       Mural, Hypnotic Donuts LLC, Dallas TX – January 2012

       Portrait, Personal Commission – August 2010

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