Kristina spent her childhood in northern Sweden before moving to the United States in 1985. Art has always been a significant part of her life, helping her through not knowing English when she arrived in Atlanta, GA. Kristina entered more structured art making as an undergraduate at Rhode Island School of Design in 1994 where she received her BFA in Furniture. After graduating she spent two seasons at Anderson Ranch Arts Center assisting classes in the wood program before moving back to the East Coast.
Feeling ready for change, Kristina eventually went back to school for fiber arts at the University of Massachusetts and received her MFA in 2008. During graduate school, Kristina spent the first year exploring different textile techniques until she found felt. Discovering the possibilities that felting had to offer, she spent the rest of her time in graduate school creating felted and dyed sculpture.
She continued her felted work as an artist-in-residence at Oregon College of Art and Craft in 2009. Kristina maintains her love for felting and continues to explore wool’s possibilities, finding new ways to push the limits of the material and process. She teaches workshops to educate others about the incredible versatility of wool along with other fiber processes. Kristina continues her work as a maker, creating art influenced by the beauty of forms and patterns in nature.
Photo: Eden Reiner