Kristen Schiele

United States 1969

Installation, Painting, Collage

Kristen Schiele
Kristen Schiele
United States
October 3, 2015
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Kristen Schiele is an American artist who works in collage, installation and painting and creates striking semi-abstract pieces. She likes to work in a range of media in order to keep things interesting.

The source of Kristen’s inspiration are films, stage sets, folklore, allegory, kitsch, storytelling and the lack of regular patterns in life. Growing up in the United States and Germany, she was influenced by different worlds and languages. The artist starts her work by collaging together sketches and images from her library, working on up to fifteen canvases at the same time.

Schiele creates her small paintings, which resemble movie stills, on prepared panels with 70s pulp magazine cut-outs. They are set in a frame with layers of Plexiglass, stenciled and etched. However, she is most comfortable at large-scale, where she combines materials, techniques, and images in her canvases, fusing collage and silkscreen.

She arranges her canvases into tight, asymmetrical compositions, making her works bright, eye-catching and cleverly constructed. German B movies, biker magazines or graffiti near her studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn can be seen in Schiele’s works. There is a sense of a storyline that runs throughout her works. It reflects her view of art as a form of dialogue.

Kristen Schiele has lived and worked in both the United States and Germany. Every few years, the artist’s family would move to the United States as her father moved because of the company he worked for, before relocating to the Frankfurt area in Germany. Kristen went to Indiana University in Bloomington where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1993. She earned her Master of Fine Arts from American University in 1995 and attended the Hochschule der Kunste in Berlin.

Her work has been featured in numerous publications. She has exhibited her work in solo and group exhibitions in the United States and Germany since 2004.

Kristen Schiele lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Image © Kristen Schiele

YearExhibition TitleMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2015Summer MixerJosh Liner Gallery, NY, NYGroup
2015Sixty MinutesVanity Projects, Miami, FLGroup
2015Good Senses101 Exhibit Gallery, Los Angleles, CAGroup
2015Soccer MomCUNY, Lehman College Bronx, NYGroup
2014Spirit GirlsLu Magnus Gallery, NY, NYSolo
2014Escape from New York, New Gaurde NowGallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, DKGroup
2014Koi No Yokan II101 Exhibit, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2014Soccer MomCUNY Lehman College, NY, NYGroup
2014Summer MixerJosh Liner Gallery, NY, NYGroup
2014Make ShiftFolioleaf Gallery, Brooklyn, NYGroup
2013Untitled Art Fair with DNA Gallery Miami, FLGroup
2013PS1 Moma Printed Matter Book Fair with Kayrock Screenprinting NY, NYGroup
2013Future FolkLaunchPad Gallery, Brooklyn, NYGroup
201324x24Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, DenmarkGroup
2013No Sun Without ShadowLu Magnus Gallery, NY, NYGroup
2013ThanksLu Magnus Gallery, NY, NYGroup
2013Little DeathsBravin Lee Projects, NY, NYGroup
2013Pulse Art FairFreight and Volume Gallery, Miami,FLGroup
2012New FutureCircuit 12 Gallery, Dallas, TXGroup
2012Permanent CollectionNancy Margolis Gallery, NY, NYGroup
2012Wassaic Art Residency Exhibition Wassaic, NYGroup
2012One Hundred DollarsLittlefield Gallery, Brooklyn, NYGroup
2012Double Dirty DozenFreight and Volume Gallery, NY, NYGroup
2012TransformaMill Fine Art, Santa Fe, NMGroup
2012Opulent VisionFord Projects, NY, NYGroup
2012Mie PortraitsFreight and Volume Gallery, NY, NYGroup
2012Artists Merchandising ArtWonderloch Kellerland Gallery, LA, CAGroup
2011Beyond The RocksFreight and Volume Gallery, NY, NYSolo
2011The UnseenTorrance Art Museum, Los Angles, CAGroup
2011Die Like You Really Mean ItAllegra LaViola Gallery, NY, NYGroup
2011Chain LetterSamson Projects, Boston, MAGroup
2011BoxMill Fine Art, Santa Fe, NMGroup
2011UnknownLeBasse Projects, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2011HaymakerFreight and Volume Gallery, NY, NYGroup
2010ElektraSloan Fine Art, NY, NYSolo
2010DayLinerArtStrand Gallery, Provincetown, MASolo
2010Nada Art FairBipolart Miami, FLGroup
2010Up With Mural, in collaboration with Lilah Freedland, 100 ft mural, Scope art fair Miami, FLGroup
2010Dirty LightForgotten Bar Berlin, GermanyGroup
2010Amuse BoucheSloan Fine Art, NY, NYGroup
2010DrawMuseo de la Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico City, MexicoGroup
2010RemnantsFuse Gallery, NY, NYGroup
2010Future TenseStephan Stoyanov Gallery, NY, NYGroup
2010Women on WomenTaylor de Cordoba, LA, CAGroup
2009Pretty TV-LoveCerasoli Gallery, Culver City, CASolo
2009Cheap Pony, Scope Art Foundation special projectsLincoln Center, NY, NYSolo
2009Low BlowStux Gallery, NY, NYGroup
20092Sloan Fine Art NY, NYGroup
2009Cadaver CorpseSpace 1026 Philadelphia, PAGroup
2009The Beastly BeautyParticipant, Inc, NY, NYGroup
2009UnknownDavid B. Smith Gallery, Denver, COGroup
2008My Dream is YoursSloan Fine Art, New York, NYSolo
2008Death is not the End31 Grand Gallery, NY,NYGroup
2008Aqua Art Fair with Sloan Fine Art Miami, FLGroup
2008Drug Reform Alliance BenefitCheim and Read, NY, NYGroup
2008Lost HorizonHerter Gallery, University of Amherst, Amhurst, MAGroup
2008I held a JewelMainsite Contemporary Art Gallery, Norman, OKGroup
2008FaceliftCapla Kesting Fine Art, Brooklyn, NYGroup
2008Opening ExhibitionSloan Fine Art, New York, NYGroup
2008Sosabul Art ExpoSeoul, KoreaGroup
2007GothicolorNew York, NYSolo
2007Traumulus (The Dreamer)Curators Without Borders Gallery, Berlin, GermanySolo
2007Brief EncountersCaren Golden Fine Art, NY, NYGroup
2007Fountain Art FairBipolart Miami, FLGroup
2007Preview Berlin Art Fair with Curators Without Borders Gallery Berlin, GermanyGroup
2007High Five; Emerging Art in AmericaJuror David Pagel, LA, CAGroup
2007UnknownLower Manhattan Cultural Council Open Studios, NY, NYGroup
2007DrawGallery Lombardi, TXGroup
2007Scope Art FairGallery Sixtyseven, Miami, FLGroup
2006HomesteadSoap Factory, Minneapolis, MNSolo
2006Escape From NYWithout Borders Gallery, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2006Red DesertHeskin Contemporary Gallery, NY, NYGroup
2006AIM 26Bronx Museum of Art, NY, NYGroup
2005Mother Wit, Chashama award Time Square installation New York, NYSolo
2005Paintings and a Virtual HeartthrobHudson D. Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MASolo
2005Art FriendsArtStrand Gallery, Provincetown, MAGroup
2005Shreve, Crump & LoweBoston, MAGroup
2005Massachusetts Art Association Fellows ExhibitionProvincetown, MAGroup
2004Art Star Sausage FactoryDebs and Co. Gallery, NY, NYGroup
2004Serkan OzkayaExit Art Gallery, NY, NYGroup
2004UnknownPortland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA), Portland, ORGroup
2004Year of the PrintCorcoaran Museum of Art, Washington, DCGroup