Artist Bio

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Kristen Pobatschnig creates abstract paintings inspired by water, light, and movement. She is an artist and dancer located in Incline Village, Nevada. A New Hampshire native, she has public art installations in the Mount Washington Valley area, and has been recognized as one of the top female artists to watch in the state by New Hampshire Magazine. Recently she began a Colors in Space clothing line which features reproductions of her paintings on garments as well as original hand-painted silk wear. She offers workshops that combine art with nature and meditation. She has collaborated with numerous artists, dancers, musicians, and scientists throughout her creative journey, and is inspired by many.


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.


Kristen Pobatschnig (left) and Rebecca Klementovich of  Femme Fatales of the North , contemporary arts duo, combining abstract art with nature. Photo Joe Klementovich.

Kristen Pobatschnig (left) and Rebecca Klementovich of Femme Fatales of the North, contemporary arts duo, combining abstract art with nature. Photo Joe Klementovich.

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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 - 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:

  • 2019: Conway Daily Sun: Upper Saco Valley Land Trust to present 10th annual Art Celebrates Place

  • 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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