*The Artist Voices series feature artists from diverse and marginalized groups. The second in our Artist’s Voices series will feature Kristin Kest. A member of the LGBTQ+ community.
The locus of Kristin Kest’s work for nearly 3 decades as a working artist has been in the natural science and botanical world and in that time, she has made over 30 books, 20 calendars, innumerable images for magazines and other publications, including a 100-page fantasy graphic novel. Kest’s work spans markets as well as genres, and her work is as fluid in the educational and technical sciences, as it is in historical fiction or sci-fi. Kest has her MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). She earned her undergraduate degree from York College of Pennsylvania with an emphasis on Botany, and was a professor of Illustration and Drawing courses there for nearly 9 years. More recently, Kest has turned her attention to the pictorial space of bas relief and clay and is a long-time practitioner of sculpture and 3-D work.
The show will be located at the Old Post Office from March 28-April 22. There will be an opening artist reception on Sunday, March 27 from 2-4.
There will be a student workshop to be announced later.
See more of Kristin’s work here: https://www.kestillustration.com/