About Kristina


In my early life I always painted. My parents let me paint huge murals on our walls and I did several murals for the community but did not think of it as a career. I went to San Francisco State University where I studied Dance, psychology and Science with a focused on the human body in movement. After three years in college I got a summer job as an actress in The Sound of Music. That lead to a few years exploring what life would be like as an actress. All the while I painted as a way to center myself and I had a few exhibitions of my paintings. By 24 I turned all of my attention to art making and moved to the art haven of Santa Fe New Mexico. It was there that my life as an artist was launched. My skills as a visual artist were honed with the help of that supportive art community. Working from my studio in Santa Fe I made paintings that were exhibited all over the US and Europe. In 1997 I moved to Seattle for 14 years. The landscape of the Pacific Nothrwest impressed called to me. Inspired by Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai and his 36 views of Mount Fuji, I created 36 Views of Mount Rainier in the medium of Hokusai, wood block printing.

The loss of my father to Leukemia and my mother to Alzheimer’s fundamentally changed my artistic direction. I had previously always expressed my self  by making images I turned my focus to writing a book. I worked through my grief as I wrote about my creavtive, loving and artistic family.The process helped me understand how they had always supported me and my development as an artist. After the book launch in 2016 I moved to Alexandria, Virginia and became a member of Printmakers Inc at the Torpedo Factory. As fortune would have it that I have found another wonderful supportive artistic community that has embraced me as I return to print making.


Writing a book is no easy task and I could not have done it without the education I gained collaborating with author Elizabeth Kaye and the great editorial team at Thomas Dunne Books. My early non-college education in art making started in Santa Fe New Mexico, I drew from the figure in the John Sloane Drawing group. I also studied with Bay Area figurative artists, Wayne Thiebaud, Nathan Oliveira, and Richard Diebenkorn at the Santa Fe Institute of Art and Design, New Mexico. I studied printmaking from Ron Pokrasso who can be found at Timberwick in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Sheila Coppola of Sidereal Press in Tukwila, Washington, Madeleine Zyarewicz of Panorama Press in Highland Park, California and Gloria Kondrup of Architype Press in Pasadena, California.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017 Printmaker Inc. Alexandria, Virgina

2016 Bone Black Gallery, Austin, Texes

2015 Roby King Galleries, Bainbridge Island, Washington

2012 Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, California

2011 Ronald Tutor Campus Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California

Senior Arts Foundation Popup Gallery, Los Angeles, California

2011, 2010
 Cullom Gallery, Seattle, Washington

 Sidereal Fine Art Press, Tukwila, Washington

 Kinsey Gallery Seattle University, Seattle, Washington

 Woodinville City Hall, Woodinville, Washington

2009, 2007
 Antioch University, Seattle, Washington

2008, 2003
 ACE Gallery, Seattle, Washington

 Studio 84 West, Ojai, California
Nico Gallery, Pioneer Square, Seattle, Washington

1999, 2001
 Bailey Boushay House, Seattle, Washington

 The Miner Gallery, Seattle, Washington

1998, 1999 
Ballard Fetherston Gallery, Seattle, Washington

 Das Fenster Gallery, Cologne, Germany
American Airlines Sponsored Exhibition, Frankfurt, Germany
Jessica Darraby Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1986, 1987
 Whitney Gallery, Cocoa Beach, Florida

Thomason Gallery, Fort Worth, Texas

Country Art Gallery, Long Island, New York

 Arthur Elrod Gallery, Palm Springs, California

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017 Press On! Hangar South Gallery, Santa Monica, California

2015 Brand Library and Arts Center, National Works on Paper exhibition, Glendale, California

2015 The 101st Annual Member show, California Society of Printmakers, Gery Loft Gallery, Oakland, California.

2014 Last Hurrah to the Blue Whale, West Hollywood, California

2013 The Floating World, The Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Ketchum, Idaho

2012 Man, Machine and Nature, Sission Gallery MacKenzie Fine Art Center Dearborn Michigan

2012 Celebration of Washington Artists, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, Washington

2012 Currents: Seattle Print Arts Exhibition, The Jacob Lawrence Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

2012 Creative Block Show, Seattle, Washington

2011 Joan Agajanian Quinn portraits, Santa Anna College, Santa Anna, California

Los Angeles Printmaking Society Members juried Exhibition, City of Brea Art Gallery, Brea, California

 All media juried show Spokane City Hall Chase Gallery, Spokane Washington

 Inspired By The West, University House, Wallingford, Washington

Moku Hanga Kites, KIWA Kyoto International Woodprint Association, Kyoto, Japan

 First Annual Moku Hanga Conference, Kyoto, Japan

 Ten: Juried print exhibit, Seattle Print Arts at the Kirkland arts center Kirkland, Washington

 Print invitational show Robby King Gallery, Bainbridge, Washington

 Juried Print exhibition Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, California

 Cullom Gallery, Seattle Washington

 Northwest Emerging Artists Seattle City Light Portable works, Seattle Washington

 20th National Exhibition the Los Angles Printmaking Society, Los Angeles CA

 Boston Printmakers 2009 North American Print Biennial, Boston University, Boston Massachusetts

EDGE program group show, Edmonds Washington

Print Artist Showcase, University House Issaquah, Washington

 Florence Biennale, Firenze, Italy

 Local Color, Pike Place Market, Seattle, Washington

2002, 2003
 ACE Gallery, Pioneer Square, Seattle, Washington

 “Artists Making Prints,” Jacob Lawrence Galley, University of Washington,Seattle, Washington

“From the Heart,” Klein-Lewallen Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1991, 1995, 1997
“The Magnificent Subject,” College of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico

“Departures and Disclosures,” David Rettig Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1994, 1995 
Hahn-Ross Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1991, 1992, 1993, 1995
 Monothon, College of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1987, 1986, 1991
 Summer Exhibition, Institute of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Portrait Show, Otis Parson Museum, Los Angeles, California
“The Cow Show,” Ankerum Gallery, Los Angeles, California

“Hollywood,” Otis Parsons Museum, Los Angeles, California

1987, 1988
“Valentine’s Show,” Sonoma State University, Sonoma, Calfornia

Summer Exhibition, Institute of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Human Figure Show, Stables Gallery, Taos, New Mexico 
Susan Blanchard Galleries, New York, New York
Mills Gallery, Aspen, Colorado

1985, 1986 
Whitney Gallery, Cocoa Beach, Florida

“Woman in Art,” Susan Blanchard Galleries, New York, New York


 Recipient of the “Joseph Stella Scholarship” Borsa Di Studio “Joseph Stella” Edizione 1999, Centro Culturale Franco-italiano, Muro Lucano Italy (A grant to live and paint in Italy)


Complete set 36 views of Mount Rainier, Cynthia Sears, promised gift to Bainbridge Art Museum

2009 –  A Commission by Doctor Salvatore Pagliuca to create a mosaic steps to the National Archeological Museum, Muro Lucano ,Italy. Image based on sonnet XIII by Ludovico Ariosto, poet of the 1500s

Seattle City light, Seattle, Washington

Group Health Cooperative, Bellevue, Washington

Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, Washington

The Museum of Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

First National Bank, Weatherford, Texas

Gannet Corporation, Alexandria, Virginia

Bridget Fonda, Los Angeles, California

Joan Agajanian Quinn, Los Angeles, California

Howard Tullman, Chicago, Illinois


2014 Woodblock presentation, Pacific Asian Museum, Pasadena California

Member of Seattle Print arts, Artist Trust, Los Angeles Printmaking Society and California Society of Printmakers

2003, 2002
 Art teacher, youth program, Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, Washington

2003, 2002, 2001
 Painting teacher Stevens elementary School, Seattle, Washington

Lecturer Pepperdine University, Los Angeles, California

1992, 1995 
Artist Lecturer: “Women of the West,” Recursions, Smithsonian Museum Art Tour, Santa Fe, New Mexico

 Curator of “Dragon Art,” Armory for the Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Guest Lecturer on Figure Drawing, College of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico


Closer Magazine, October 2015

Daniel Smith Catalog, 2009 – 36 views of Mount Rainier

Ventura County Star, (California) 2004

Ojai Valley News (California) 2004

Apex # 17 (Germany), Spring 1993

The New Mexican, June 1991
Los Angeles Herald Examiner, January 1988

Los Angeles Times, January 1988

Beverly Hills 213, January 1988

Florida Today, September 1987

Santa Fe Reporter “Voices Edition”, Summer 1987

Florida Today, September 1986

U.S.A. Today, August 1986

The New Mexican, June 1986

Ranch and Coast, Spring 1986

Fort Worth Star Telegram, April 1983

U.S. Magazine, June 1982

Long Island Today’s Times, May 1982

New York Newsday, May 1982

Miami Herald, May 1982

People Magazine, April 1981

New York Post, February 1981

In my image-making, the subjects dictate the medium. After losing my father to Leukemia and my mother to Alzheimer’s I turned my artistic energy to writing a book about the family who had always supported me as an artist.


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