Kristen Schiele creates work in painting and sculpture. The works are inspired by stage sets, cinema, folklore, allegory, kitsch, and story telling that is theatrical and playful.
Currently, the work involves paintings of secret hide outs and bold, brightly patterned shadow boxes. Games, books, posters and graffiti cover the walls of Midwestern abandoned or new build-out subdivision-style constructions; the idyllic location of a kid's summertime.
Featured: page of "OOOT MMMMM" collaborative silkscreen artist book with poet Abraham Smith, printed by Kayrock Screenprinting http://www.kayrock.org/books/index.html
February 6, The Lodge Gallery, "A Human Extension" 151 Chrystie St NYC
February 6, "Make/ Shift" A survey of Contemporary Screen Prints, Folioleaf, 111 Front Street #226, Brooklyn, NY 11201
June, "POP" Lu Magnus Gallery, NYC
Sept, group exhibiton with Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, Denmark