My work explores concepts like evolution, predator/prey relationships, and the nature of dreams. Merging gourds, antler, bone, and horsehair with paper-clay, resin, and acrylics, I’ve been attempting to blend tribal aesthetics with a modern understanding of our place in the universe. I often reference elements of folk art and mythology, and enjoy the juxtaposition of bright patterns and ornamentation against raw materials and natural surface textures.
Kristen Egan is a mixed media artist specializing in sculpture and illustration. She has a BFA in Art & Design from the SUNY College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Her work can currently be seen in the following galleries:
Arch Enemy Arts (Philadelphia, PA)
Higher Art Gallery (Traverse City, MI)
Nahcotta (Portsmouth, NH)
Weswal Gallery (East Tamworth NSW, Australia)
Beinart Gallery (Melbourne, Australia)
Artists Republic (Orange County, CA)
Walk In Art Center (Schuylkill Haven, PA)
Mud & Maker (Pottsville, PA)
Kristen currently works from her home studio in eastern Pennsylvania.
She is the co-owner of Egan & Ives - a small business that specializes in handmade traditional archery gear and fine crafts. Click here to visit their site.
She is also a semi-professional bagpiper who plays at weddings, parties, funerals, and other events. For more info click here.