Hi, I’m Kirsten, a Madison, Wisconsin based mixed media artist working in photography and encaustic.
My passion lies in creating art that portrays the magic and mystery in the ephemeral, ethereal life of the natural world. I often photograph macro and print large, highlighting the small, overlooked beauty in our natural world.
I love to push the boundaries of photography by using unconventional techniques such as free lensing, modified vintage lenses and alternative printing methods to create my images. I reintroduce natural materials into my pieces by fusing layers of pine resin, beeswax, and pigment onto the printed images, bringing them back to life with texture, depth, and translucency.
My goal is to create art that inspires wonder, joy, and appreciation of our natural world with the intention of growing a collective desire to help protect and preserve our natural environment.
My interest in art started at a young age, and for as long as I can remember I found solace in creating art. After raising a family and having a career in the nonprofit world I started pursuing art professionally. For the past 10 years I have been a professional photographer and mixed media artist working with alternative photoprint and encaustics.
Holiday Art Show
Firefly Coffee house
Nov - Dec 2023
14 South Group Show
Dec 2 - Jan 6
Solo Show - Christensen Family Art Gallery
Artful Women Group Show - Encaustic - "The Queen" received Honorable Mention
UW Hospital Nov 2023
14 South Artists Regional Art Tour
Encaustic - September 2023
Out of Place - Group photography show
The Camera Company, January - August 2023
Pump House Reginal Art Center - Solo show : Flora - Encaustic - May - July 2023
WVA -UW Midwest Seasons - Juried group show - Encaustic
Sauk Prairie River Arts Center - September 15 – November 18, 2022
Mother / Nature A love story to the WI Wilderness through Visual Art - Juried group show - Encaustic -
Alverno College - September 2 - September 30, 2022
Out and About - Group photography show - August 27 - October 28, 2022
PBS Garden Show - Juried Photography - February 2022 - Third place award
Silencing the noise of Disability - Photography, cover photo, author portrait and images in book - November 2021
Wisconsin Artful Women's Show - Juried group photography show - November 2021
Stories - Group photography show - March 2019
Dreary Disrupted - Group photography show January 2018
This is us - Group photography show - August 2018
Through a Window - Group photography show - August 2017
Faceless Portrait - Group photography show March 2017
Allure of the Ordinary - Group photography show - January 2017
Black and White group photography show - August 2017
Black and White group photography show - August 2016