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Artist Kristen Martin-Aarnio


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Biography


Kristen Martin-Aarnio is a visual artist living and working in Bayonne, NJ.  She is primarily a mixed media sculptor, but her work also includes painting and installation.  Her artwork pulls together unique objects and rearranges them into surreal colorful abstract environments.  Throughout her art pieces, she explores themes of environmental collapse, the beauty of nature/animals, and organic versus structural forms. Kristen’s art has been exhibited in galleries and museums including New Hope Arts, Plaxall Gallery, Queens Museum of Art, etc.  She studied and received degrees at both School of Visual Arts and Greenfield Community College.  
 
 
Her exhibitions, art residencies, awards, and education are listed below.
 
 
EXHIBITIONS:
2021
-Curators Choice 2021, ART 150 Gallery, Jersey City. NJ
-Rockland Arts Festival(Virtual), www.rocklandartsfestival.org
2020                   
 -Sculpture, New Hope Art, New Hope, PA
-Alphabet Soup, AlterWorks Studios Online Exhibition, Long Island City, NY
-LiC-A Spring 2020 Online Exhibition, https://www.licartists.org/spring-online-exhibition, Long Island City, NY
-Fundraiser for Medea of Euripides, Theater for the New City, New York, NY
2019                   
 -Off the Wall Part II – Affordable Holiday Art Fair, Plaxall Gallery, Long Island City, NY
-Constitution, Con Artist Gallery, New York, NY
2018                   
 -Rock, Paper, Scissors. Plaxall Gallery, Long Island City, NY
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-LIC Arts Open Open 8, Plaxall Gallery, Long Island City, NY
2017                     
-LIC Fear, Plaxall Gallery, Long Island City, NY
-Live – Work – Play –NYC, LIC Arts Open Gallery at the Factory LIC, Long Island City, NY
-Walk the Light, Plaxall Gallery, Long Island City, NY
-January Blitz Art From Our City, Plaxall Gallery, Long Island City, NY
2016                   
-Fall Members Art Show, Plaxall Gallery, Long Island City, NY
-Fall Salon Show, LIC Arts Open, Long Island City, NY
-$99 Show, Con Artist, New York, NY
-Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, Paradise Factory, New York, NY
-Summer Salon Show, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
-LIC Arts Open Group Exhibition, Falchi Building, Long Island [...]

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