Kristin Richards

April 2-25, 2015

 
 
Kristin Richards,  dwellings , 4 modified and running microwaves with building materials, extension cords and artificial turf, size varies based on installation, 2014

Kristin Richards, dwellings, 4 modified and running microwaves with building materials, extension cords and artificial turf, size varies based on installation, 2014

Kristin Richards

Richards’ installations transform familiar, domestic objects into something that transcends their functional existence. Her piece dwellings consists of 4 microwaves running with building materials inside, all placed atop a lawn of artificial turf. Her work plays with societal ideals and norms and natural versus artificial. Richards questions our understanding of normality, suburbia, and the “American Dream”.

Kristin Richards received her MFA in Painting/Printmaking from Yale School of Art in 2013 and completed her BA in Studio Art at Asbury University in 2011. She recently completed a residency at Hafnarborg Museum in Hafnarfjörður, Iceland, and was awarded a full fellowship to the Vermont Studio Center. Kristin has participated in exhibitions throughout New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Ohio, Kentucky, Arkansas, Delaware, and Washington, D.C.