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Kristin DeGeorge

Kristin DeGeorge is a multidiscipline artist whose work is firmly rooted in printmaking. Her current production, both installation and 2-D, is charged with the suggestion of metal and barbed wire, motifs that carry symbolisms of limits and borders, migrations, warriors and war. They speak of mythological, historical and current contexts. The juxtaposition of the violent, rusted and rough-hewn and transparency, delicateness, lacework, pattern and filmy layering are motivational threads running through much of her work.

Living and working between Spain, Arkansas and France, her pieces can be found in permanent collections such as the US Embassy, Madrid; the National Library of Spain, Madrid; Open Access Law, Little Rock; Café de Colombia, Madrid; DesLettres, Paris; Diverdi, Spain; MK Media; and the European Professional Women’s Network. Kristin is also the founder of the collective women’s art project Artïts, and translator/interpreter of French, Spanish and English.

“Trained at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers and student of the renowned Emma Amos, Kristin learned to not lose her way among the proud dictates of art trends that operate at the behest of the market. She always returns to her roots, the social activism (…) Thus the transversality, the channelling of the collective drive, the radiation and resonance of the earth that enthral her as much as her studio work. All this concern for others, for the earth and the imprint we leave on it make their mark in her etchings and collages; in the ink, latex and copper wire she combines with parchment; the sea-coloured glass in her hanging mobile sculptures—veritable jewels for a post nuclear fallout.” – María Vela Zannetti, Madrid 2012


Solo Exhibitions:

2016 – Made in Spain, Weapons of Unwelcome, ASU, Beebe, AR

2012 – Warriors, Galería Hartmann-La Santa, Barcelona

2012 – Works on Paper and Metal, de Pata Negra, Madrid

1997 – Wishbone, Works on paper, Padam, Padam, Barcelona

1995 – Inside/Out, Casino de Aguilas, Murcia. Paper drums

1994 – Coffee Break: Tertulia en Imágenes, US Embassy in Spain, Madrid (Washington Irving Cultural Center) Sponsor: Café de Colombia


Juried Exhibitions and Awards:

2016 – For the Love of the Line, Justus Fine Art Gallery, Hot Springs, AR

2016 – Inked Arkansas, Laman Library Main Branch, Little Rock, AR

2016 – New Year Exhibit, Justus Fine Art Gallery, Hot Springs, AR

2015 – Impressions and the Matrix, University of the Ozarks, Walton Fine Arts Center, AR, USA

2015 – Printmaking and Investigation, ASU, Beebe, AR, USA

2015 – Masquelibros, Artist Book Fair, Madrid

2014 – Women Printmakers, El Patio de Martín de los Heros, Madrid

2012 – Holiday Collective, Galería Hartmann-La Santa, Barcelona

2012 – 7th National Painting Award el Primero de Fariña, Toro (2nd Prize)

2012 – 5th International Print and Wine Prize, Bodegas Dinastía Vivanco and Escuela Superior de Diseño de la Rioja

2011 – Printmakers Series, Boca Espacio de Cultura, Madrid

2007 – 10th Plein Air Painting Competition, Guadarrama

1997 – Young Contemporary Artists, Flassanders Espai Contemporani, Barcelona

1996 – 3rd Annual Photography Awards, Casino de Aguilas


Private and Institutional Collections:

Permanent Print Collection, National Library of Spain

US Embassy in Madrid

Open Access Law, Little Rock, AR

Café de Colombia, Madrid

Diverdi Music, S.L.

Des Lettres, Paris

MK Media

European Professional Women’s Network

Private and Corporate Collections in US, Asia, and Europe