About

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Bio

Kirsten Lofgren was born and raised in east Tennessee. She grew up exploring forests on her own and hiking on mountains with her family. She moved west to explore the deserts and mountains of Utah, where she received her BFA in Studio Art from Brigham Young University in 2015. She has exhibited around the United States and in Berlin, participating in shows at the Woodbury Art Museum, the Bemis Arts Building, and The WYE among others. She now makes drawings, and oil paintings in Austin, TX at her studio space at Pump Project Art Complex.

Artist Statement

I make art that explores the tension between the constructed world and the landscape. I am fascinated by the way people and their environments change each other. I explore the emotions that forgotten places hold for me; those of long forgotten memories or dreams. My recent work explores the idea of transformation in people and in their landscapes over time. My paintings incorporate the altered colors and invented patterns of an imagined world with realistic imagery of the natural landscape. I hope to draw people out of their reality through a sense of apprehension displayed within often-peaceful subject matter.


Curriculum Viate

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Education

2015    BFA Studio Arts, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Solo Exhibitions

2017    Kirsten Lofgren, Desert Door, Driftwood, TX

2015    Nothing Collapses, Gallery 303, Provo, UT

2014    Behind Nature, Harris Fine Art Center, Provo, UT

2013    Impressions of Place, Harris Fine Art Center, Provo, UT

Group Exhibitions

2017    You Are Here, Wild Basin Creative Research Center, Austin, TX

2017    Far Country, 120Art, Taylor, TX

2016    Topology Studio Tour, Topology, Austin, TX

2015    Art of Our Century, Woodbury Art Museum, Orem, UT

2015    Horror Show: Fear and the Abject, Gallery Gallery, Provo, UT, Curator: Maddison Colvin

2015    Mayhew Show, Harris Fine Art Center, Provo, UT

2014    Running Parallel, Gallery 303, Provo, UT

2014    Pilgrimage, Harris Fine Art Center, Provo, UT

2014     Visiting Student Show, The WYE, Berlin, DE

2014    Bemis Arts Spring Show, Bemis Arts Building, Seattle, WA

2014    Mayhew Show, Harris Fine Art Center, Provo, UT

2014    BYU vs. UVU, Utah County Art Gallery, Provo, UT

2013    Mapping the Whole, Harris Fine Art Center, Provo, UT, Curator: Tiana Birrell

Curation

2015    Get It Together, Gallery Gallery, Provo, UT, Co-Curator: Lexi Johnson

Publications

2017    Bliss, ArtAscent, April 2017 V24

2017    January 2017, Average Art Magazine, January 2017

2015    Consumption, Lintroller, Issue 01, Guest Curated by Dilys Ng