Laser-cut relief and screenprint on Rives BFK
Kristina Paabus (USA/EE) earned her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She also studied Fine Arts and Religious Studies at University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and Printmaking at The Estonian Academy of Arts. Paabus is a multidisciplinary artist with a focus in printmaking. Her research examines structures of control, with a particular focus on fractures within those systems. Paabus has exhibited her work throughout the United States, Europe, and China, with recent exhibitions including NEO Geo at the Akron Art Museum (OH), Belt and Road at The National Gallery (Bulgaria), and the grass is the same color over there at Gallery Metropol (Estonia). Paabus is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship for Installation Art in Estonia, the Grant Wood Fellowship in Printmaking at The University of Iowa, and the Southern Graphics Council International Guanlan Residency Award. Kristina has attended numerous artist residences such as ACRE (WI), Ox-Bow (MI), Women’s Studio Workshop (NY), Emmanuel College (MA), Inside Zone (Romania), Culture Factory Polymer (Estonia), Samband Íslenskra Myndlistarmanna (Iceland), Lillstreet (IL), MUHU A.I. (Estonia), Kimmel Harding Nelson (NE), Guanlan Original Printmaking Base (China), NCCA Kronstadt (Russia), and Anderson Ranch Art Center (CO). Prior to her current position, Paabus taught at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Ox-Bow School of Art, and The University of Iowa. Kristina lives and works in Ohio where she is the Associate Professor of Reproducible Media at Oberlin College.