Kristin Moore holds an MFA from Otis College of Art & Design in Los Angeles and BA in Art from St. Edward's University in Austin. Kristin's paintings can be found in collections across North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Solo exhibitions include Jonathan Ferrara Gallery in New Orleans, Commerce Gallery in Lockhart, St. Edward's University in Austin, and Bolsky Gallery in Los Angeles. Select group exhibitions include the Tyler Museum of Art in Tyler, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery in New Orleans, Lorin Gallery in Los Angeles, and Talon Gallery in Portland. Kristin currently lives and works in Dallas, TX.
Kristin's work explores architectural landscapes through an atmospheric and cinematic lens. Through painting, I create interpretive renderings of recognizable locations that reflect on the human experience. I believe there is power in the emotional connection to a place. That emotional connection is often reiterated through experiencing a representation of a location.
My work oscillates between representing a physical setting and the idealized memory of a place. I look to film as an inspiration for my work, admiring the framing, color, and atmosphere which all convey a visceral experience for the viewer. I find inspiration in the cinematography of John Alcott, Sofia Coppola, Hoyte Von Hoytema, and Wes Anderson. Travel is also a resource for my work. I source the images that influence my paintings from my many plane rides, road trips, and hikes up to overlooks. My continued collection of archived photographs is used as the blueprint for my creative process. As I work, I refer back to the photographs as a guideline, but also allow the painting to go on its journey. Throughout the painting process, I’m omitting, editing, and rendering, resulting in the work becoming a veiled version of the original inspiration source.
The expansive skies in my work invite viewers to mentally place themselves within the setting of the painting. The familiar symbols that I reference, such as signage commonly seen along a highway, often spark memories for the viewer’s familiarity with a location. My landscape paintings expand on this by setting an idealized scene sparking a personal sense of connection and familiarity. Devoid of human activity within their compositions, my paintings allow space for the viewer to engage in a moment of personal reflection and solitude.