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Outwards/Inwards: Charcoal and Digital Animation by Krislyn Koehn Closes

Meet Krislyn Koehn

Krislyn Koehn is an artist working in a range of digital and traditional media. Her black and white work finds power in wonder through themes of nature, weather, and spirituality. She takes inspiration from her experiences living throughout Australia, Europe, and the American west. Krislyn completed her MFA at Texas A&M University in August 2020. She earned her BS from the same department in 2016. She has also studied and taught at the Akademie fuer Internationale Bildung in Bonn, Germany.

Krislyn’s collaborative 360 VR film #IRL premiered at the 2020 Ivy Film Festival. Her traditional media pieces have exhibited across Texas and the US. She currently serves as the artist in residence for downtown Bryan, Texas.


About Krislyn's Art

My high-contrast, black and white pieces draw viewers into a play of light and dark, danger and ecstasy. I portray the storms, abyss, and overwhelming complexity of our natural world. By confronting the storms outside, we can make peace with our inner storms. It takes courage to accept the most complex and volatile parts of ourselves. As a material which has burned before and can burn brighter again, charcoal symbolizes that fortitude. I began this year-long residency looking outwards, and ended it looking inwards. This final show reflects that journey.

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