"The use of multiple techniques to come to complex works is based on the complexity of society. I try to capture its ambiguity in layered, ambiguous works that touch both personal and universal feelings.
My work reflects how I see the world around me. References, experiences, questions. I am deeply interested in the impact of our hyper-complex world on each of us as a modern person. Rapid social change, corporate globalization, wars, technology, social media, climate change, GMO, the explosive population growth. These are big and multifaceted problems. Media bombard us with messages, they evoke wonder or pain and surprise. You may wonder how a person can understand all this".
Krista looks for answers to those questions with her objects; especially personal answers that the viewer can think for thought. No ready-made solutions, but moments of reflection.
Over the past year, her work has taken a new and different turn following the invention of the Lapi Boli technique - which Krista invented in september 2017 during an artist residecy in China. Within this project she focuses together with an international team on the research and development of the technique of thowing pâte de verre 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 participated in national and international exhibitions in Belgium, Germany, Ireland, China, 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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