Kristen Schiele creates bold, immersive and semi-abstract paintings, collages and installations. She is inspired by stage sets, cinema, allegory and storytelling that is theatrical and playful. Most comfortable at large-scale, she uses a range of materials which are anchored by architecture or pattern.
Schiele holds a BA in Visual arts from Indiana University, a MFA from the American University in Washington DC, and has studied at the Universität der Künste Berlin. Her works on paper and silkscreen graphic novel is in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Museum of Modern Art, NY. She has been selected for the Provincetown Work Center Residency, Bronx AIM Artist in the Marketplace, the Workspace Residency Program of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, a Lower East Side Printshop Keyholder Residency, Ucross, Fountainhead, DNA and Wassaic Art Residencies. She has exhibited in the Torrence Art Museum, Corcoran Museum of Art, Printed Matter Book Fair at MoMA PS1 and the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. She has been reviewed in the New York Times, Berliner Morgenpost, the Brooklyn Rail, Modern Painters among others. Schiele lives and works in Brooklyn.