'I am a Dutch based artist with a main focus on glass. I work in glass because of its different appearances. It is the perfect medium to support my narrative. It challenges me to become the best I can be, techniquely and personally. The challenge of glass to be transformed, both in form and texture, makes it a perfect medium for exploring.
The use of multiple techniques evolves from the complexity of society. I try to capture both personal and universal feelings within my works. It reflects how I see the world around me - there are big and multifaceted global problems. You may wonder how a person can understand all this. I look for answers to those questions, no ready-made solutions but moments of reflection.
Over the past year, I have found a new facet in my work as an artist/researcher/developer. I'm working on development of a version of a glasspaste suitable to shape on the potters wheel'.
Krista graduated from the State Institute for Art and Craft (IKA) in Belgium in the BFA (2013) and MFA (2016) in Glass Art. She received Stipendium 2018, Association Friends of Modern Glass, 2018; 'Originality & Ingenuity' exhibition and residency, Liling Ceramic Valley Museum, China, 2017; 10-10-10 Stipendium, academic grant for glass artists, Glass Gallery Aventurine, 2014. She is the designer and producer of the 2015 collectors object of the Dutch Association Friends of Modern Glass.
She participated in national and international exhibitions in Belgium, Germany, Ireland, China, Poland, the United States and the Netherlands, including: Exhibition Coburger Glas Preis, Europaïsch Museum für Modern Glass, Germany, 2014; Tianyuan International Glass Art Festival, Collision & Fission Contemporary Glass Art Invitational Exhibition, China, 2016; European Glass Festival, main exhibition Play with Glass: Dr. Jekyll & Mrs. Hyde, Poland, 2016; Glass Art Society, GAS Members Juried Exhibition, USA, 2017; Glass 4 Ever, Gorcums Museum, 2017-2018 and New Glass Now, Corning Museum of Glass, USA, 2019-2020.
Her work is represented in public collections, including: Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg, Europaisch Museum für Modern Glas, Germany; Ernsting Stiftung, Glass museum Alter Hof Herding, Germany; Liling Ceramic Valley Museum, China.
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