Artist Bio

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Kristen Pobatschnig creates one-of-a-kind, original abstract paintings in Incline Village, NV. In 2015 she began her Colors in Space clothing line which features reproductions of her paintings on garments as well as original hand-painted silk wear. As a New Hampshire native, she was recognized as one of the top 11 female artists to watch in the state by New Hampshire Magazine in 2017. In 2014 she co-founded the Femme Fatales of the North, to promote the presence of women artists by documenting their artistic endeavors, while pairing artwork with the surrounding White Mountains. As a dedicated student of ballet and modern dance, she believes movement is essential to her creative process as a visual artist, and is currently dancing in the Lake Tahoe area.

Artist Statement

I would like my work to serve as a break from reality as we know it. I invite the viewer to share a dance between time and space, to revel in wonder, and to enjoy the colors and textures of nature and light. What can't we see with human vision? Visible light is a fraction of energy we see on the electromagnetic spectrum, which leads me to further explore the vast representations of colors in space.

I begin painting by almost dancing with the canvas; In an Abstract Expressionistic approach, I lay out canvases flat on the floor, and I begin painting while rarely using paintbrushes. Combining layers of pointillism and abstract expressionism, I look to capture the expression of fleeting light and tranquility of mind and space. Light, water, and movement are my main subjects.

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Born (1984) in Portland, ME, US. 

Education: Bachelor of Fine Arts, Colby-Sawyer College

Solo Exhibitions:

September/October 2019 - Washoe County Library Systems, Incline Village, NV

June/July 2018 - Fig Tree Gallery, Ashland, NH

February 2017 - Parallel Constellations, WREN Gallery, Bethlehem, NH

February 11, 2017 - Abstract Art & Ski (outdoor gallery) at Jackson Ski Touring Co.

November 2016 - Gamwell, Caputo & Kelsch, PLLC, through MWV Arts, Conway, NH

July 2015 - Deep Sleep Diving - WREN Gallery

July 2011 - Tin Mountain Conservation Center, Albany, NH

April 2010 - Conway Public Library, Conway, NH

Group Shows and Side Projects

April 2019 - Upper Saco Valley Land Trust: Art Celebrates Place at Leura Hill Peformaing Arts Center, Fryeburg, ME

March 2019 - Benko Gallery, South Lake Tahoe, CA

February 2019 - Bite Tahoe, Incline Village, NV

October 2018 - Half Moon Bay, CA Pacific Fine Arts - Art & Pumpkin Festival

Aug-Sept. 2018 River Arts Gallery, Damariscotta, ME

March-May 2018 - Provincetown Art Museum, member show, Provincetown, MA

February 2018 - Parallax Art Fair, Kensington Hall, London, UK

November, 2017 - Coral Morphologic, Miami, FL

November 5 2017 - Artist Talk "Public Art of the North" Eastern Slope Inn, NH

November 2017 - Mount Washington Valley Arts Association

October 2017 - Artwork release for public art installation, Settlers Green, NH

September 2017 - Be Well Studios, North Conway, NH

September 2017 -  Jackson Art Gallery, NH

May 2017 - Images and Words: Jackson Art Gallery, Jackson, NH

March, 2017 - Artist Residence in Ajijic, Mexico

August 2016 - Guest Artist Workshop at the Rocks Estate, Bethlehem NH

July 2016 - Featured Artist at Omni Mt Washington Resort

May 2016 - Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, ME

April 2016 - Rochester Museum of Fine Arts: Carnegie Gallery - Show featuring photography of Femme Fatales of the North

December 2015 - Living From Within Holistic Health Center 

December 2015 - Wren Gallery, Bethlehem NH - Small Work Show

November 2015 - Group 8 Gallery, Jackson NH - Small Work Show

October 2015 - Founded Conway Creative Club, Conway, NH  Offers classes, workshops throughout the Mt. Washington Valley area.

September 2015 - White Mountain Arts Experience - live painting at Omni Mt Washington Resort

September 2015 - White Mountain Arts Experience auction to benefit White Mountain National Forest

August 2015 - Femme Fatales at the Omni Mt Washington Hotel - Live Painting with Modern Dancers

August 2015 - Facilitator of "Series Painting with Acrylic and Wax" - Class held at the Omni Mt Washington Hotel & Resort

August 2015 - Private Art Show & Sale, Conway, NH

August 2015 - Rorschach Painting Series at the Bethlehem Art Walk, Bethlehem, NH

July 2015 - Facilitator of "Painted Paper Places" - Workshop held in mixing Collage with Painting

July 2015 - Femme Fatales - Art in Place: Water - Painting on Conway Lake, NH

July 2015 - Femme Fatales - Art in Place: Tundra - Painting on Mount Washington, NH

June 2015 - Femme Fatales - Art in Place: Rocks - Painting on Cathedral Ledge, NH

April 2015 - Collaborations, WREN Gallery, Bethlehem, NH

March 2015 - Progressive Expressionists workshop in Bethlehem, NH

January 2015 - Artists of 2015 - WREN Gallery, Bethlehem, NH

December 2014 - Small Works Show WREN Gallery, Bethlehem, NH

October 2014 - Group 8 Gallery, Jackson, NH

July 2014 - Book Cover Painting for "Circles in Circles" by Bill Lockard

June 2014 - Partook in collaborative donation piece for Starting Point: Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence

2013 - Abstract Face & Body Painting for Photographers

December 2012, 2013, 2014 - Small Works Shows - Wren Gallery, Bethlehem, NH

Summer 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 - Portland Art Walks, Portland, Maine

August 2009 - Norway Arts Festival, Norway, Maine

Summer 2006 - Priscilla Bond Gallery, Lovell, Maine

2005, 2006 - Marian Graves Mugar Gallery, New London, NH

 

Media/Selected Bibliographies:

  • 2018: WRENzine: The Sciences and Arts Collide, Summer 2018

  • 2018: Laconia Daily Sun: Art Opening at Fig Tree Gallery

  • 2018: The Piscataquis Observer: Artisan Village in Greenville

  • 2017: RSN TV - Interview on RSN TV about Public Art Commission at Settlers Green, September, 2017

  • 2017: Interview and Feature Cover Story for Conway Daily Sun: Danger! Women! Art! May 2017

  • 2017: New Hampshire Magazine - Remarkable Women: 11 Artists to Watch, May 2017

  • 2017: WRUR TV - NH Chronicle - interview on Femme Fatales of the North

  • 2017: Associated Press picked up Art Along the Trails - Ski show at Jackson Ski Touring Foundation

  • 2017: WLTN Radio, Littleton, NH - Live interview re: Parallel Constellations

  • 2015 - Artistic Journeys - Newspaper column by Cynthia Melendy "Art Explores Psyche"

  • 2015 - WLTN Radio, Littleton, NH - Live interview on Chicks Dishing

  • 2013 - Generation Y: Not All Who Wander Are Lost - Interview for Conway Daily Sun

  • 2011 - Conway Daily Sun, Mountain Ear Newspapers - press releases re: upcoming shows

Honors/Awards: 

  • Public Art Commission for Settlers Green, NH

  • Honorable Mention awarded to "In the Garden" for 2-D work at Art in the Park, NH

  • Remarkable Women: 11 Visual Artists to Watch: NH Magazine May 2017

  • Featured Artist in Saatchi Online Collections

  • Best in Printmaking, 2006 Marian Mugar Graves Gallery, New London, NH

 

Public Collections

Coral Morphologic, Miami, FL

Xochi 360 Artist Residency - Ajijic, Jal., Mexico

Center for Natural Health, NH

Mt Washington Auto Road, NH

Settlers Green Outlets, Michael Kors building, NH

Tin Mountain Conservation Center, NH

Colby-Sawyer College, NH

New Business Directions, NH

Global Market Solutions, NH & CA

The Reiki Zone, NH

Conway Village Dental, NH

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