Art has always been a passion and an integral part of my life—from visiting museums to going to art school to working in conservation. Even though I began taking art classes in high school, my art career began at Eastern Michigan University where I received a Bachelor's of Fine Art with a concentration in Metalsmithing. My art focus then changed course and evolved into a Masters in Historic Preservation with a concentration in Conservation where I had the life-changing experience of working as a Seasonal Conservation Technician for the Central Park Conservatory in New York City. This internship solidified and melded my love for art with my ardor for historic preservation. I believe that conservation is vital in order to preserve our art and architecture, thus preserving our lives, our objects, and our culture for future generations to admire and learn from. I currently live in an historic neighborhood in Ypsilanti with my husband and three (yes I said three) cats. I work as a conservator for an amazing company called Building Arts and Conservation where I conserve art—of all medias—of the past and where I still have the opportunity to create my own art.
Kristin's ArtPrize Entries
These are Kristin's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.