CV

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

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019     The Art of Being a Hero, McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA

2018     Immersion, Glavé Kocen Gallery, Richmond, VA

2018     The Virginia Landscape, The National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

2016     New Works, Glavé Kocen Gallery, Richmond, VA

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

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

2014     Urban Landscape, Angelo, Charlottesville, VA

2013     The Figure, 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

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019     She’s In Monochrome, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA

2019     Pop-up at Carpediem, Charlottesville, VA

2019     Configuration, Glavé Kocen Gallery, Richmond, VA 

2019     Landscape Re-Imagined, Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville, VA

2019     12th Annual, Size Doesn’t Matter Exhibition, Glavé Kocen Gallery, Richmond, VA 

2018     The Pond, Glavé Kocen Gallery, Richmond, VA 

2018     Tiny Tiny Trifecta, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA 

2018     Summer in the City, Glavé Kocen Gallery, Richmond, VA 

2017     Current Art Fair, Richmond, VA

2017     More Light, Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville, VA

2017     One Hit Wonders, Glavé Kocen Gallery, Richmond, VA

2017     Fab 4, The Art Box, Crozet, 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

EDUCATION

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

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

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

The Schuler School of Fine Arts (an atelier), Baltimore, MD, 1994-1996  

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

HONORS AND MEMBERSHIPS

2019 Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Fellow, J & E Berkley Foundation Fellowship, Amherst, VA

2010-Present    McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA

2019     Women’s Initiative “Women in Art” Auction, Charlottesville VA

2019     New City Arts & The Haven Art Auction, Charlottesville, VA

2018     Merit Award, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Bethesda, MD

2013-2018     Piedmont Council for the Arts, Charlottesville, VA

2017     Riverviews Annual Juried Art Show, Lynchburg VA

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

2017     Women’s Initiative “Women in Art” Auction, Charlottesville VA

2016     New City Arts & The Haven Art Auction, Charlottesville, 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

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

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Country Club of Virginia
Dominion Energy
Inova Schar Cancer Institute
Major, Lindsey and Africa, LLC
Miller Financial Services
Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital
Towne Bank
University of Virginia Medical Center
Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Health System
Women's Center at Culpeper Medical Center

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Sathe, Jane Dunlap, “Krista Townsend's new paintings at McGuffey explore strength in diverse forms”, Daily Progress, Oct 23, 2019

Gorey, CM, “In Living Black and White—with Shades of Gray: Colorless Expression Proves Lively in Second Street Gallery’s ‘She’s in Monochrome’”, Cville Weekly, October 17, 2019

Wright, Charles, “Check out Krista Townsend’s Artwork”, Voyage Dallas, May 1, 2019

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

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

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