Kristen Lowe (American)
Lives and works in Minneapolis, MN
The common thread in studio artist and filmmaker Kristen Lowe’s work is her interest in natural spaces and the presence of a variety of inhabitants. Large-scale rich charcoal drawings express the spiritual and potential psychological power of grazing sheep. She has also created images of eagle’s nests by layering charcoal, natural grasses, collected field materials as well as authentic postage stamps dating back to the start of the 20th century. Lowe explores American mythology through two iconic images; America’s national bird and historical events as documented through the United States mail service.
A recent film project, Painting the Place Between is a feature length documentary about four contemporary abstract painters as they confront layers of conflict while taking their inspiration to paint the Midwest landscape.
Lowe’s drawings and film work has been included in solo and group exhibitions in New York, Boston, San Francisco, Seattle, Minneapolis, and Paris. Her work is in private and public collections, including the Louvre Museum, Paris, where a video she co-directed is in their visual education collection.
Charcoal and mixed media assemblage on paper, 52 x 47.25 inches