Krystal is an educator and interdisciplinary artist who works primarily in fiber and printmaking techniques with a focus on developing more sustainable methods.
They hold a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and received their MFA in Painting and Printmedia from Yale School of Art in 2020. They have had solo exhibitions at Wavehill, Bronx; Bunker Projects, Pittsburgh; Ballroom Projects, Chicago; and Dirt Palace in Providence, RI. Their work has been shown in group exhibitions at Kingfish Gallery, Buffalo; Western Exhibitions, Chicago; Field Projects, NYC; and digitally through The Drawing Center’s Viewing Program and Perrotin Gallery. They have participated in residencies at The Atlantic Center for the Arts and Lafayette College’s Experimental Printmaking Institute and recently received a Craft Fellowship through Bunker Projects.
Their teaching philosophy comes from their experiences running and participating in DIY spaces: the focus is on learning through the act of making and experimentation. They believe that play should be emphasized while demoing techniques and that what students perceive as “mistakes” in their work are merely the first steps to developing their own unique visual language.