About Kristen

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kh1 art consulting was created to teach independent seminars about contemporary art, film, and television; help clients buy art for their homes, offices, and businesses; offer interior design services; and provide writing and research services for artists.

I am an art historian, curator, and visual artist. I received my PhD in the History of Art from University College London in 2007. I also hold a Masters in Art History from University of Western Ontario, a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Art from Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in History and Political Science and a minor in Women’s Studies from McGilI University, and a Diploma of Interior Design from the Interior Design Institute.

I have published articles, written reviews, and given presentations on contemporary art, and have participated in solo and group exhibitions in Canada, the US and the UK. I have taught courses on twenty different topics and art eras from prehistory to the present at universities and colleges in the US, Canada, and the UK.

I am the co-founder of fast & dirty, a rotating collective of artists and curators that creates exhibitions and art events for short durations in unusual environments and projects that challenge curatorial methods. For our exhibition titled Fleeting Glance: a fast & dirty project, I brought artworks by ten Canadian artists via suitcases from Edmonton to London, UK for a three day exhibition at a repurposed tube station.

One of our recent projects, Curiosities: a fast & dirty project, was a collaboration between five Edmonton curators and twenty artists. Each curator chose a chest of drawers to accommodate artworks based on five themes: intimacy, line, collections, landscape, and family. Each artist was given a single drawer from one of these dressers to create a site-specific artwork. The five dressers were exhibited in a moving van for three days in three locations in Edmonton.

I have also worked and volunteered at a variety of art organizations including the Alberta Media Arts Alliance Society, the Art Gallery of Alberta, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Harmony Arts Festival, the Sheehan Gallery, and the board of directors of Latitude 53 Contemporary Visual Culture.

I was recently the creative director for the Monstrous Baroque Refinery Late Night Art Party at the Art Gallery of Alberta: http://www.youraga.ca/the-monstrous-baroque-refinery/

Recent Press

fast & dirty Top 5 Hit List: http://www.akimbo.ca/hitlist/?id=217

Monstrous Baroque Refinery Late Night Art Party: http://vueweekly.com/arts/story/the_monstrous_baroque/





Curiosities: a fast & dirty project: http://vueweekly.com/arts/story/curiosities/