About Krista

I paint what is around me. Where I live, where I visit. My work usually explores the natural world and my relationship to it though I am also intrigued by the human form and things we create. Most of my paintings are inspired by daily hikes in the woods or walks through my neighborhood. I paint the light that makes a shadow of a tree on the side of a house, color of leaves and flowers, and the shapes and patterns of nature and human-made structures.


b. 1972 Augusta, ME
Lives and works in Charlottesville, VA


2018     Glavé Kocen Gallery, Richmond, VA

2018     The National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

2016     Glavé Kocen Gallery, Richmond, VA

2015     New City Arts Initiative, WVTF and Radio IQ Studio Gallery, Charlottesville, VA

2014     Rick’s Custom Frame and Gallery, Richmond, VA

2014     Martha Jefferson Hospital, Charlottesville, VA

2014     Angelo, Charlottesville, VA

2013     Derrier De Soie, Charlottesville, VA

2013     The Art Box, Crozet, VA

2012     The National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

2010     Over The Moon Bookstore & Artisan Gallery, Crozet, VA


2019     Glavé Kocen Gallery, Richmond, VA

2018     Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA

2018     Glavé Kocen Gallery, Richmond, VA

2017     Current Art Fair, Richmond, VA

2017     Les Yuex du Monde, Charlottesville, VA

2017     Glavé Kocen Gallery, Richmond, VA

2017     The Art Box, Crozet, VA

2017     The Women’s Initiative, Les Yuex du Monde, Charlottesville, VA

2015     Yellow Cardinal Gallery, Charlottesville, VA

2014     Yellow Cardinal Art Gallery, Charlottesville, VA

2013     McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA

2010     McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA

2010     Northside Social, Arlington, VA

2005    Metamorphosis Art Show, Arlington, VA


Master of Arts, Medical and Biological Illustration, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1996 -1998

Apprenticeship with Edward J. Reed, Alexandria, VA, 2006-2007              

The Art League School, Alexandria, VA, 2000-2007

The Schuler School of Fine Arts, Baltimore, MD, 1994-1996   

Bachelor of Arts, The School of Art and Architecture, The Pennsylvania State University, 1990-1994


2017     Riverviews Annual Juried Art Show, Lynchburg VA

2017     Fellow, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA

2016     Third Place, RVA Architecture and Landscape, Juried Exhibit, Crossroads Art Center, Richmond, VA

2015     Juror, Central Virginia Watercolor Guild, Charlottesville, VA

2015     Juror, Peace Lutheran Church, Charlottesville, VA

2014     Juror, Charlottesville City School Eco Fair Artwork Content, Charlottesville, VA

2013-Present     Piedmont Council for the Arts, Charlottesville, VA

2010-2016    McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA

2009    Semi Finalist, National Science Foundation International Science & Engineering, Visualization Challenge, Bethesda, MD

2008    Second Place, Gold Screen awards from the National Association of Government Communicators Blue Pencil & Gold Screen, Bethesda, MD

2006-2007    Apprentice to Edward J. Reed, The Art League School, Alexandria, VA

2007    Award of Excellence, National Association of Government Communicators Blue Pencil & Gold Screen, Bethesda, MD


Country Club of Virginia
Dominion Energy
Major, Lindsey and Africa, LLC
Martha Jefferson Hospital
Towne Bank
University of Virginia Medical Center
Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Health System


Sargent, Sarah, "Immersion", Show Catalog, April 2018

Spring Springs Forward with Springs, Sprockets, and Wildflowers at Glavé Kocen!”, Glavé Kocen Gallery, April, 2018

Derby, Elizabeth, “Lightness of Being,” Cville, July 26, 2017, p. 33

“Two Painters who are on Fire Close the Year out at Glave Kocen!“, Glave Kocen Gallery, December, 2016

Sargent, Sarah, “Warm Welcome  Group show at McGuffey Invites Colorful Observations”, Cville Weekly, May 22, 2013