Kristen Schiele creates work in painting, scenic installations and collage. The works are inspired by stage sets, cinema, folklore, allegory, kitsch, and story telling that is psychologically dramatic and playful.
Currently, the work is of nature; stylized rocks, trees, mountains, ocean and sky are painted with densely colored layered oil paint. Within are scenes of 70s movie stills, watching TV, reading the paper, playing games, interlaced with patterns derived from craft traditions such as dream catchers, quilts and folk art.
February 27 No Sun Without Shadow, Lu Magnus group show, 55 Hester St, NY, NY
December 31 100 Little Deaths, group show Bravin Lee Programs 526 West 26th St NY, NY