Buchholz, b.1976

Christina Kruse

Christina Kruse is a New York-based multi-disciplinary artist who works across the fields of photography, painting, and sculpture. Her ongoing body of sculptural works combines bronze, marble and wood in standing arrangements that reference geometry. Although grounded in structure, balance, and stability, Kruse’s sculptures nevertheless evoke similarities to the human head and face, drawing connections between rationality and the oftentimes more capricious side of human life.

Previous significant works include Dystonia (2013), a three-part performance work where Kruse confronts the instability of the human-lived experience. Getting into a purpose-built aluminum sculpture calibrated to automatically right itself after being pushed, Kruse allows herself to be taken along by the movements of the sculpture as it struggles to stay upright in the face of multiple pushes and forces from all sides. Her...

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Biography

Christina Kruse is a New York-based multi-disciplinary artist who works across the fields of photography, painting, and sculpture. Her ongoing body of sculptural works combines bronze, marble and wood in standing arrangements that reference geometry. Although grounded in structure, balance, and stability, Kruse’s sculptures nevertheless evoke similarities to the human head and face, drawing connections between rationality and the oftentimes more capricious side of human life.

Previous significant works include Dystonia (2013), a three-part performance work where Kruse confronts the instability of the human-lived experience. Getting into a purpose-built aluminum sculpture calibrated to automatically right itself after being pushed, Kruse allows herself to be taken along by the movements of the sculpture as it struggles to stay upright in the face of multiple pushes and forces from all sides. Her earlier photographic and collage works draw on her personal biography, often deploying self-portraits layered with tape, watercolor, ink, and other media in her formal compositions.

Kruse’s artistic practice thrives on the notion of construction—that a work of art can necessarily be produced out of multiple elements that fit and connect with one another. Kruse is a recipient of the GLAAD award for Best Emerging Artist in Photography (2005). Her works have been featured in solo and group exhibitions in New York, France, Austria, and Germany, amongst others.

Artworks

22

A2/C4, 2019

Related Categories

21st Century Art / Abstract Sculpture / Acrylic Paint / Acrylic Painting / Art of the 2000s / Art of the 2010s / Balance and Harmony / Balanced Composition / Bronze / Buchholz / Charcoal / Contemporary European Art / Contemporary German Art / Craftsmanship / Drawing / European Art / Face/Body (Human Figures) / Geometric Abstraction / Geometric Forms / Geometric Sculpture / German Art / Germany / Human Nature/Existence / Life and Death / Marble / Multidisciplinary Approach / New York / Painting / Pencil / Photography / Sculpture / Sense of Movement / United States / Wax / Women Artists / Wood

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Christina Kruse: Base and Balance, Helwaser Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2010

    Vortex, New York, NY

  • 2009

    Christina Kruse, Steven Kasher Gallery, New York, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2017

    The Seaman’s House, 348 West 22nd Street, New York, NY

  • Photography IV, Carriage Trade Gallery, New York, NY

  • Social Photography III, Carriage Trade Gallery, New York, NY

Selected Film Screenings

  • 2013

    Screening of Quartett, Charim Gallery, Vienna, Austria

  • Screening of Quartett at ‘ASVOFF Film Festival’, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

  • 2011

    Screening of Attache-Moi, ‘ASVOFF Film Festival’, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

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Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Christina Kruse: Base and Balance, Helwaser Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2010

    Vortex, New York, NY

  • 2009

    Christina Kruse, Steven Kasher Gallery, New York, NY

  • Christina Kruse/ Reisebuch 1-5, Salon Anke Degenhard, Hamburg, Germany

  • 2008

    Christina Kruse, Robert Morat Gallery, Hamburg, Germany

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2017

    The Seaman’s House, 348 West 22nd Street, New York, NY

  • Photography IV, Carriage Trade Gallery, New York, NY

  • Social Photography III, Carriage Trade Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2011

    Social Photography II, Carriage Trade Gallery, New York, NY

  • A Social Experiment, Salomon Contemporary, Water Mill, NY

  • Slippy Floor, Pavlov’s Dog Gallery, Berlin, Germany

  • One of a Kind: Unique artists’ books, Pierre Menard Gallery, Cambridge, MA

  • Social Photography, Carriage Trade Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2010

    Faces, Forgotten Bar Projects, Berlin, Germany

  • 2009

    NOW, PHILLIPS, London, UK

  • Lingering Whispers, The Pandorian, London, UK

  • The common mind, Cueto Projects, New York, NY

  • 2008

    Photo et Mode, Festival Transphotographique, Lille, France

  • Reflecteur, Gallery Bailley, Paris, France

Selected Film Screenings

  • 2013

    Screening of Quartett, Charim Gallery, Vienna, Austria

  • Screening of Quartett at ‘ASVOFF Film Festival’, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

  • 2011

    Screening of Attache-Moi, ‘ASVOFF Film Festival’, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

Grants & Awards

  • 2005

    GLAAD award for Best Emerging Artist in Photography