Kristen Egan is a mixed media artist specializing in masks and small sculptures. Her creative process relies on the organic shapes of natural materials like gourds, antlers and tree branches. Adding details with carved wood, paper clay and acrylic paints, she often juxtaposes bright patterns and ornamentation against raw or weathered surface textures.
Kristen’s work explores themes such as evolution, predator-prey relationships, folk art and totemic imagery. Her pantheon of recurring animal characters are frequently inspired by species native to her home state, or mythologized elements of personal experiences.
She has a BFA in Art & Design from the SUNY College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Her work has been displayed internationally, and can be found at the following galleries:
Arch Enemy Arts (Philadelphia, PA)
Higher Art Gallery (Traverse City, MI)
Nahcotta (Portsmouth, NH)
Gristle Gallery (Brooklyn, NY)
Beinart Gallery (Melbourne, Australia)
Modern Eden (San Francisco, CA)
Keep Contemporary (Santa Fe, NM)
Kristen currently works from her home studio in eastern Pennsylvania, and has a workspace at GoggleWorks Center for the Arts in Reading, PA.
She is also a semi-professional bagpiper who plays at weddings, parties, funerals, and other events. For more info click here.