KRISTIN MACPHERSON BIOGRAPHY
Kristin's Saskatchewan roots in the visual arts run deep. As a young child growing up in Bethune, Saskatchewan, she was quickly immersed in the family's devotion to the arts. Her family members painted, sketched and sculpted, with young Kristin seeing their art displayed everywhere. Witnessing adults constantly creating and appreciating the arts, she quickly developed in that environment a desire to create beautiful things that could be appreciated.
Kristin is primarily a self taught artist with formal training in photography. She attended Medicine Hat College for two years exploring fine arts, followed up with two years at SIAST Regina Campus ( now Sask PolyTech). In 1997 she earned Student Photographer of the Year from the Professional Photographers of Canada. She later graduated from SIAST's Applied Photography Program and moved into a commercial photography profession. An experimental acrylics course enabled Kristin to rediscover her love of paint. Through this return to the craft emerged the seeds of her own modernist style.
Kristin’s eclectic skill set allows her to naturally fall into mixed media creations where she can combine her love for all of her creative endeavours. She explores concepts through the combination of photography, sewing, oil paint, papers, found objects and encaustic wax. Layering all of her interests into art works that showcase her unique skill set. These layered, translucent, impermanent, emotive concepts were explored in Kristin’s 2017 solo exhibition Cutaneous Delineation at the Hague Gallery in Regina.
The underlying themes of Kristin’s work have always been the same, however, the method she translates those themes to her audience changes from artwork to artwork. Small town life surrounded by the simplicity of prairie landscape led to simplicity of execution. The disappearing structures led to rumination of past generations overlapping with our current lives. The place of women in our ever-changing world. These themes are layered with the complexity of the human experience.
Kristin currently owns and operates two small businesses: Kristin MacPherson Studio and Red Fox Creative Studio. She is using her varied experience within the arts to create custom contemporary artworks for her clients. As well as being a a juried member of the Saskatchewan Craft Council and Carfac Saskatchewan member, Kristin shares her love of the arts by teaching classes and workshops around the province.
Kristin’s artworks are held in many private collections in the province, nationally and internationally.