“Painting is a means of excavation. My work starts with a found image, often discarded at an estate sale or buried online. Whether it is a forgotten family snapshot or a stack of dishes, the objects are reanimated through the act of painting. In the process, lines, light and details are dramatized and diminished, uncovering new meaning that encourages a dialogue across time.”
Kirsten’s work has been exhibited throughout the US. She earned a BFA from Cleveland Institute of Art and an MFA from California College of the Arts.