Lauren T Kistner (oil, acrylic, watercolor, mixed media)

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Born and raised in Idaho, I have developed a deep fascination with geothermal activities and other natural phenomenon.  I am motivated by line, color, and texture, and the ambiguity between looking and seeing.  I explore and alter images for the canvas with the use of a process that allows the works to oxidize and change long after I am finished.   My creative act is merely to set the paintings in motion.  They are about innocence, growth, imperfection, and contentment.

Recently, I had the opportunity to participate in the Boise Department of Arts and History Artist in Residency Fellows program and was selected as one of the artists for the Traffic Box Public Art project in Boise and Nampa, Idaho.

In 2005 I received a BFA in Painting and Photography at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Washington, and have been actively researching and exploring my career.  My paintings have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions across Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, including Gallery 154, Wiseman Gallery, and the Modern Art Event.

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