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.
"OOOT MMMMM" collaborative silkscreen artist book with poet Abraham Smith, printed by Kayrock Screenprinting is available online: http://www.kayrock.org/books/index.html
New York Times review for "Spirt Girls" exhibition at Lu Magnushttp://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/10/arts/d
September 26, "Escape from New York" with Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, Denmark