abstract art

Kristin Schattenfield-Rein

United States 1978

Abstract Art


Kristin Schattenfield-Rein
Kristin Schattenfield-Rein
United States
March 13, 2015

Kristin Schattenfield-Rein is an American abstract painter. Using color, texture and chemical reactions on the canvas to create a universe within, her work is characterized by dynamic structures of growth, building, and the ideas of creation.

Kristin Schattenfield-Rein grew up the youngest of seven children in the suburbs of Washington D.C. Kristin’s mother exposed her to a wide array of arts and culture. As a teenager, she was immersed in the subculture of D.C.’s underground punk rock scene, as well as studying at the Corcoran Museum of Art.

Having studied fine art with Judy Pfaff and William Tucker at Bard College, Kristin moved to New York City, where she went on to work as Matthew Barney’s production manager on his Cremaster Cycle.

Kristin’s current artistic philosophy began to take shape after having two children. Her entire studio practice and work evolved after becoming a mother. Her work is heavily influenced by her two young children – the blue represents her son, and the pink is her daughter. All of Rein’s works feature these two colors, fighting against each other in some and complimenting each other in others. She creates a form of painting with different mediums that produce a layered reticulative effect.

While her background is in sculpture and metal working, Rein now focuses most of her energy on mixed media painting with a minimalist aesthetic. ‘I like to experiment with chemical reactions on canvas, combining them with color and texture and seeing what’s left behind,’ the artist herself states. Her latest work is concentrated on materials new to her, mainly epoxy resin, graphite flake and silvered tar, covered in a single, silver tone, giving the canvas a certain tactile quality. Kristin is forever pushing her work further by experimenting and creating new techniques, while honoring the techniques of the past.

She currently lives and works in Philadelphia.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumGroup/Solo
2015The Liminal StateMetropolitan 250 Gallery, Philadelphia, PASolo
2015Home Spun Gallery Group ShowSilas Marder Gallery, Bridgehampton, NYGroup
2015Arbitrary RelevanceGround Floor, Philadelphia, PAGroup
2015Sonesta Hotel Featured ArtistThe Sonesta Hotel, Philadelphia, PAGroup
2015Community Arts ShowParadigm Gallery, Philadelphia, PAGroup
2015InLiquid's Annual Benefit v.15Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PAGroup
2014-2015Spotlight: A One Year ExhibitionPhiladelphia Chamber of Commerce, Philadelphia, PASolo
2014We Are All Made Of StarsBluestone Fine Arts Gallery, Philadelphia, PASolo
2014ARTNude Philly 2014James Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia, PAGroup
2014Ballet X ExhibitionBridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PAGroup
2014Community Arts ShowParadigm Gallery, Philadelphia, PAGroup
2014Bluestone Gallery Summer ShowBluestone Fine Arts Gallery, Philadelphia, PAGroup
2014Bluestone Spring Group ShowBluestone Fine Arts Gallery, Philadelphia, PAGroup
2014Small WondersThe Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PAGroup
2014InLiquid Benefit v.14Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PAGroup
2014Bluestone Group ShowBluestone Fine Arts Gallery, Philadelphia, PAGroup
2014Current ClimateThe Ice Box, Crane Arts Center, Philadelphia, PAGroup
201412x12 ShowBluestone Fine Arts Gallery, Philadelphia, PAGroup
2013Metamorphia: She Who Shapes The Sacred LandBluestone Fine Arts Gallery, 2nd Street Philadelphia, PASolo
2013KilaueaBluestone Fine Arts Gallery, 3rd Street Philadelphia, PASolo
2013MandalaBluestone Fine Arts Gallery, 2nd Street Philadelphia, PASolo
2013Paradigm Gallery Booth in Select Art Fair: Basel Art MiamiSouth Beach, Miami, FLGroup
2013New Years DissolutionsINE Studios, Philadelphia, PAGroup
2013Locale:CITIWIDE @ The BrideThe Painted Bride, Philadelphia, PAGroup
2013ARTNude Philly 2013 James Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia, PAGroup
2013InLiquid Member ShowCrane Arts, Philadelphia, PAGroup
2013Bluestone Summer ShowBluestone Fine Arts Gallery, Philadelphia, PAGroup
2013Gallery 28 Group ShowGallery 28 Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PAGroup
2013Crane Arts Old School Group ShowCrane Arts Old School, Philadelphia, PAGroup
2013InLiquid's Annual Benefit v.13Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PAGroup
2012ArrayBluestone Fine Art Gallery, Philadelphia, PaGroup
2011InLiquid's Annual Benefit v.12Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PAGroup
2011Charity Group Show for the Restoration of ShilohShiloh Baptist Church, Philadelphia, PAGroup
2011New Space - New Blood1066 Gallery, New York, NYGroup
2007ColorFieldGallery 1066, Brooklyn, NYSolo
2005New Work Gallery 1066, Brooklyn, NYSolo
2001SpacesJames Fuentes Gallery, New York, NYSolo
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