I'm not sure where I first saw Kristin's work—likely via her Instagram page—but each time her paintings flicker by on screen, the colors and compositions just stop me in my tracks. Her paintings are interpretations of her writings that document her experiences and preserve memories into works that she calls "memory maps".
It's no surprise to me that I love this work: minimal abstractions (but soft and human) in compositions that boil one's own moments in time down to their essence. Many of them have a color and light that makes me think of creating a simple visual journal of my next vacation.
Clockwise from top left: "The Overcoat", a "River to Skate Away On", "Lost Where Land Ends", "Waiting for the Day".
Memory Maps: l to r: "Vicarious: Buckfield Forest", "Paris: La Maison de Charlotte", "Vicarious: Piedmont Park"
Kristin graduated from Massachusetts College of Art with a BFA in painting, and now lives and works in Brooklyn. She has had gallery showings from Austin to Italy—and here in Massachusetts— including Jamaica Plain and Provincetown. I'm eager to see Kristin's work in person at the next opportunity.