KRISTA HARRIS

Krista Harris is a modernist painter whose work has its roots in the abstract expressionist tradition, yet embraces a style that is uniquely her own. Elegantly composed and delicately balanced, her work has a mesmerizing quality. Shapes and line appear to morph in and out of focus, colors shift like seasons, and subtle imagery whispers beneath the surface. A "painter's painter", Harris remains devoted to the craft of paint on traditional surfaces. Her early years of working with the figure and landscape, and a love of drawing provided a strong foundation as she moved into non-objective work in 2006, and began to favor essence over appearance.