Kristen Martincic works with traditional print media and Japanese papers as well as a hybrid of printmaking, drawing, painting and sculpture. She holds a BFA from Bowling Green State University and an MFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her artwork has been widely shown in solo and group exhibitions throughout the US as well as in Canada, France and Egypt. Her work is included in several public collections and she has been a resident artist at Jentel, Brush Creek Foundation, Prairie Center of the Arts, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, and KHN Center for the Arts. She currently lives and works in Columbia, Missouri.
"I am drawn to the endless variety of patterns, colors, and styles of clothing. I love how garments can acts as a stand in for the human form. An outfit can communicate many social cues and gives us a sense of an individual as well as a particular sense of time or place. Even a simple item of clothing such as a patterned dress or the cut of a bathing suit can reveal the character of an individual. I use images of clothing to reveal the fine line between public and private, intimacy and exposure, skin and clothing.”