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Kristin Krimmel  Bio  ·   Exhibitions:   Translating love and loss into visual expression  ·  40 Years: A Retrospective



Kristin Krimmel, painter and art educator is originally from Vancouver. She studied at UBC and at the Ecole de Beaux Arts de Reims, France; taught at Emily Carr College of Art and Design (1983-89) and has shown both locally and internationally. Kristin Krimmel is widely travelled, has undertaken art residencies at home and abroad and has been twice selected for the Joan Miro Foundation's International Drawing Competition.

"In my art practice over the years, it's the act of painting that has been a necessity to me, whether in oil, watercolor or acrylic. I like the physical immediacy of creating an image through paint and the process of making constant aesthetic decisions as each stage of the painting progresses.

Love and Grief Series:
In 2013, artist Kristin Krimmel lost a close friend with whom she had shared a profound love of language and literature. They delighted in the composition of words, their refined usage, depth of meaning, origins and history. In the ensuing months, feeling emotionally raw, she began to translate her grief into a visual expression of her inner turmoil. In the process she came to understand that the deepest components of friendship and its loss was simply a cycle of grief and love.

Krimmel has captured the essence of the emotional questions and vulnerabilities lingering under the surface which people go through while presenting to the world a cool exterior of normalcy. In these reflective images, we can find echoes of our own feelings whether it be in the elation of new loves or the challenges of our losses.

Other Work
The role of observer is a key to my choice of subject, whether it be for landscape, still life or for the prosaic world around me. I find myself looking primarily for relationships of form and shape and how their colours, rhythms and patterns interact. My affinity for landscape is a constant thread throughout the years, weaving through the other excursions into more mundane muses such as construction, common household objects or into purely abstract or surrealist imagery.

I am sensitive to the way light describes plant forms, and how interplaying shapes create abstract relationships. When travel-painting or painting 'plein air' my subject matter is most often about landscape".




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Kristin Krimmel - Incohate: Love & Grief Series (ed. of 5) - click for larger image

Incohate: Love & Grief Series (ed. of 5)
24 x 24 Inches 
digital composite, acrylic ink on aluminum
Kristin Krimmel - Exploration: Love & Grief Series (ed. of 5) - click for larger image

Exploration: Love & Grief Series (ed. of 5)
24 x 24 Inches 
digital composite, acrylic ink on aluminum
Kristin Krimmel - Elation: Love & Grief Series (ed. of 5) - click for larger image

Elation: Love & Grief Series (ed. of 5)
24 x 24 Inches 
digital composite, acrylic ink on aluminum
Kristin Krimmel - Exposure: Love & Grief Series (ed. of 5) - click for larger image

Exposure: Love & Grief Series (ed. of 5)
24 x 24 Inches 
digital composite, acrylic ink on aluminum
Kristin Krimmel - Intimation: Love & Grief Series (ed. of 5) - click for larger image

Intimation: Love & Grief Series (ed. of 5)
24 x 24 Inches 
digital composite, acrylic ink on aluminum
Kristin Krimmel - Love (Intimacy): Love & Grief Series (ed. of 5) - click for larger image

Love (Intimacy): Love & Grief Series (ed. of 5)
24 x 24 Inches 
digital composite, acrylic ink on aluminum
Kristin Krimmel - Seperation: Love & Grief Series (ed. of 5) - click for larger image

Seperation: Love & Grief Series (ed. of 5)
24 x 24 Inches 
digital composite, acrylic ink on aluminum
Kristin Krimmel - Grief: Love & Grief Series (ed. of 5) - click for larger image

Grief: Love & Grief Series (ed. of 5)
24 x 24 Inches 
digital composite, acrylic ink on aluminum
Kristin Krimmel - Retreat: Love & Grief Series (ed. of 5) - click for larger image

Retreat: Love & Grief Series (ed. of 5)
24 x 24 Inches 
digital composite, acrylic ink on aluminum
Kristin Krimmel - Indignation: Love & Grief Series (ed. of 5) - click for larger image

Indignation: Love & Grief Series (ed. of 5)
24 x 24 Inches 
digital composite, acrylic ink on aluminum
Kristin Krimmel - Low Spirits: Love & Grief Series (ed. of 5) - click for larger image

Low Spirits: Love & Grief Series (ed. of 5)
24 x 24 Inches 
digital composite, acrylic ink on aluminum
Kristin Krimmel - Gloom: Love & Grief Series (ed. of 5) - click for larger image

Gloom: Love & Grief Series (ed. of 5)
24 x 24 Inches 
digital composite, acrylic ink on aluminum
Kristin Krimmel - Susceptibility: Love & Grief Series (ed. of 5) - click for larger image

Susceptibility: Love & Grief Series (ed. of 5)
24 x 24 Inches 
digital composite, acrylic ink on aluminum
Kristin Krimmel - Acceptance: Love & Grief Series (ed. of 5) - click for larger image

Acceptance: Love & Grief Series (ed. of 5)
24 x 24 Inches 
digital composite, acrylic ink on aluminum
Kristin Krimmel - Crossed - click for larger image

Crossed
26 x 19 Inches 
pastel on paper
$2,000
c. 1994
Kristin Krimmel - Black heart Variation - click for larger image

Black heart Variation
26 x 19 Inches 
pastel on paper
$2,000
Kristin Krimmel - Rue Libergier, Morning - click for larger image

Rue Libergier, Morning
17 x 13 Inches 
oil on mahogany plywood
$1,700
c. 1979
Kristin Krimmel - Rue Libergier, Afternoon - click for larger image

Rue Libergier, Afternoon
17 x 13 Inches 
oil on mahogany plywood
$1,700
c.1979
Kristin Krimmel - North Shore: Fast Clouds - click for larger image

North Shore: Fast Clouds
22 x 30 Inches 
watercolour
$1,800
c. 1993
Kristin Krimmel - North Shore: The Lions - click for larger image

North Shore: The Lions
22 x 30 Inches 
watercolour
$1,800
1993
Kristin Krimmel - Wash on a Green Ground - click for larger image

Wash on a Green Ground
30 x 29 Inches 
oil on linen
$2,700
1980
Kristin Krimmel - Japanese Lady on the Bus - click for larger image

Japanese Lady on the Bus
20 x 15 Inches 
pastel on paper
$2,000
2005
Kristin Krimmel - Geisha and Maiko - click for larger image

Geisha and Maiko
14 x 10 Inches 
watercolour
$1,300
2005
Kristin Krimmel - The Sushi Makers - click for larger image

The Sushi Makers
26 x 19 Inches 
pastel on paper
$2,000
2003
Kristin Krimmel - Angel - click for larger image

Angel
26 x 19 Inches 
pastel on paper
$2,000
c. 2005
Kristin Krimmel - The Pink gloves - click for larger image

The Pink gloves
26 x 19 Inches 
pastel on paper
$2,000
c. 2005
Kristin Krimmel - Hope (Shadows) - click for larger image

Hope (Shadows)
36 x 36 Inches 
oil on canvas
$3,000
c.1998
Kristin Krimmel - Beachstones - click for larger image

Beachstones
30 x 40 Inches 
oil on canvas
$3,600
c.1998
Kristin Krimmel - Angel and Her Sister - click for larger image

Angel and Her Sister
26 x 19 Inches 
pastel on paper
$2,000
2006
Kristin Krimmel - An Arrangement of Trees - click for larger image

An Arrangement of Trees
22 x 30 Inches 
graphite and gold ink on paper
$1,800
c. 2003
Kristin Krimmel - Highway to Christina Lake - click for larger image

Highway to Christina Lake
18 x 23 Inches 
graphite and metallic pigment inks on paper
$1,200
2002
Kristin Krimmel - Dew on Branches - click for larger image

Dew on Branches
10 x 11.5 Inches 
metallic inks and color pencil on paper
$900
c.2004
Kristin Krimmel - Chez Monet - click for larger image

Chez Monet
24 x 36 Inches 
acrylic on canvas
$2,800
2014
Kristin Krimmel - Three Apple Trees, Germany - click for larger image

Three Apple Trees, Germany
7.5 x 6.5 Inches 
oil on mahogany plywood
$850
c. 1978
Kristin Krimmel - Moselle Vineyards - click for larger image

Moselle Vineyards
6.5 x 7.5 Inches 
oil on mahogany plywood
$850
c. 1978
Kristin Krimmel - Along the Moselle River - click for larger image

Along the Moselle River
7.5 x 6.5 Inches 
oil on mahogany plywood
$850
c. 1978
Kristin Krimmel - Along the Moselle River, with wind - click for larger image

Along the Moselle River, with wind
6.5 x 7.5 Inches 
oil on mahogany plywood
$850
c. 1978
Kristin Krimmel - Punt Boats in the Bamboo Grove - click for larger image

Punt Boats in the Bamboo Grove
24 x 36 Inches 
acrylic on canvas
$2,800
2014
Kristin Krimmel - Autumn Landscape II - click for larger image

Autumn Landscape II
19 x 26 Inches 
pastel on paper
$1,800
matted, not framed
c. 1993
Kristin Krimmel - A Bowl of Oranges - click for larger image

A Bowl of Oranges
26 x 19 Inches 
pastel on paper
$1,800
2012
Kristin Krimmel - Matsukaze Lily - click for larger image

Matsukaze Lily
18 x 30 Inches 
pastel on paper
$2,300
c. 1993
Kristin Krimmel - Daylillies, Susan Falk's Farm - click for larger image

Daylillies, Susan Falk's Farm
19 x 26 Inches 
chalk pastel on paper
$2,000
2012
Kristin Krimmel - People in my Heart - click for larger image

People in my Heart
26 x 19 Inches 
chalk pastel on paper
$2,000
1994
Kristin Krimmel - Cleome - click for larger image

Cleome
26 x 19 Inches 
chalk pastel on paper
$1,600  (unframed)
1994
Kristin Krimmel - Trees in Snow - click for larger image

Trees in Snow
10 x 14 Inches 
watercolour
$800
2011
Kristin Krimmel - Chestnut Trees at Fort Langley - click for larger image

Chestnut Trees at Fort Langley
26 x 19 Inches 
chalk pastel on paper
$2,000  (unframed)
2012
Kristin Krimmel - Ash Trees at Shuswap - click for larger image

Ash Trees at Shuswap
24 x 18 Inches 
oil on canvas
$2,000
1985
Kristin Krimmel - Winter Marsh - click for larger image

Winter Marsh
19 x 15 Inches 
oil on mahogany plywood
$2,200
silver frame with 1.5 inch linen liner
Kristin Krimmel - Tangled Trunk - click for larger image

Tangled Trunk
11 x 14 Inches 
acrylic on canvas
$1,150
Kristin Krimmel - Giverny: Village - click for larger image

Giverny: Village
24 x 36 Inches 
acrylic on canvas
$2,800
2014
Kristin Krimmel - Alouette, Early spring I - click for larger image

Alouette, Early spring I
26 x 19 Inches 
pastel on paper
$2,000
2015
Kristin Krimmel - Alouette, Early Spring II - click for larger image

Alouette, Early Spring II
26 x 19 Inches 
$2,000
2015
Kristin Krimmel - Alouette, Late Afternoon - click for larger image

Alouette, Late Afternoon
26 x 19 Inches 
pastel on paper
$2,000
2015
Kristin Krimmel - Japanese Lilies (Lycoris Radiata) - click for larger image

Japanese Lilies (Lycoris Radiata)
19 x 26 Inches 
pastel on paper
$2,000
2015
Kristin Krimmel - Entangled Fir - click for larger image

Entangled Fir
26 x 19 Inches 
pastel on paper
$2,000
2015
Please email the gallery to view more works by Kristin Krimmel.


Education
1976 - 1980 Ecole Regionale des Beaux Arts De Reims, France
1980 Diplome in painting
1969 Bachelor of Education, Double major in Fine Arts
1964 - 1969 University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.


Solo Exhibitions
2016 Bowen Island Arts Council, Bowen Island, B.C. Transformations
2016 Fort Gallery, Langley, B.C. Love and Grief
2016 Visual Space Gallery, Vancouver, B.C. A quizzical view
2015 Fort Gallery, Langley B.C. Happening
2014 Maple Ridge Art Gallery, B.C. 40 Years, A retrospective
2014 Fort Gallery, Fort Langley, B.C. “Waters of the Alouette and the Grand Canal”
2012 Kariton Gallery, Abbotsford Arts Council, Abbotsford, B.C.
2012 Power and Connnection, Fort Gallery, Fort Langley, B.C.
2011 Maple Ridge Municipal Hall, B.C. Assembly of BC Arts Council, Arts and Culture Week (April)
2011 Fort Gallery, Fort Langley, B.C. Construction/Deconstruction series
2010 Fort Gallery, Fort Langley, B.C. The Kimono Series
2008 University Women’s Club, Vancouver at Hycroft  
2003 University Women’s Club, Vancouver at Hycroft
2000 Staymen Gallery, Maple Ridge, B.C.    
1993 Sinclair Centre, Atrium Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.  
1990 Vernon Art Gallery, Vernon, B.C. The Laundry Series     
1990 Richmond Gateway Theatre, B.C.  Geometrick Series    
1979 Cimaise Ventadour, Paris, France. (at the Canadian Consulate)


Two, Three and Four Artist Exhibitions
2014 Fort Gallery, Fort Langley, B.C. French Connection
2013 Fort Gallery, Fort Langley, B.C. with Veronica Plewman, Cloudscapes and Sketches of Venice
2012 University Women’s Club, Vancouver at Hycroft
2005 Maple Ridge Art Gallery, B.C. 3 person show Making their Mark
1997 Sinclair Centre, Vancouver, B.C. 2 person show with G. Morrison
1994 Grunt Gallery, Vancouver, B.C. 2 person show “Plastic Archives”        
1983 Cimaise Ventadour, Paris, France  Two person show Laundry Series


Group Exhibitions
2009 - present:  Fort Gallery, Artists' Collective for Contemporary Art as follows:
2017 Fort Gallery, Pertaining to Rain, photographic exhibition
2016 Fort Gallery, Metamorphic Monarch
2015 Fort Gallery, On Track, Pushing Limits
2014 Fort Gallery, Hardware Show
2013 Fort Gallery, Black and White show; At Large Show
2012 Fort Gallery, Fort Langley, B.C. Small Wonders
2011 Fort Gallery, 10 Pound Challenge; Summer Salon Small Wonders
2010 Fort Gallery Monuments and Markers
2010 Fort Gallery Paint the Town Red show (to coincide with Olympics)    


Juried Exhibitions
2016 Burnaby Art Gallery New Acquisitions exhibition
2015 The Reach Gallery Museum, Abbotsford, (Fraser Valley Regional Biennale) Walking distance
2014 Kariton Gallery, Abbotsford, B.C Transformations
2013 Fraser Valley Regional Biennale at the Kariton
2012 Maple Ridge Art Gallery, Ensemble
2011 Fraser Valley Regional Biennale, Abbotsford, B.C.
2009 Maple Ridge Art Gallery - Red Dot Exhibition
1991 University of Maine, Presqu'ile, U.S.A  Annual Flatworks juried exhibition
1981 Joan Miro Foundation, Barcelona, Spain XXI International Drawing Competition
1980 U.F.A.C.S.I. Clermont Ferrand France XIV International Salon
1979 Joan Miro Foundation, Barcelona, Spain XIX International Drawing Competition


Publications
2014 Kristin Krimmel: 40 Years, Catalogue to the 2014 exhibition published by Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Arts Council
2014 ACRYLICWORKS F&W Books


Awards
2012 Palm Art Award, Certificate of Excellence, Art Domain, Liepzig, Germany
1978 U.F.A.C.S.I. Clermont Ferrand France XIII International Salon, Special mention and bronze medal from the City of Vichy, France


Teaching
2016 Kariton Gallery, Abbotsford Arts Council, Preparation of Submissions
2013 Artemis in the Cove Gallery, Understanding color; Sketching for Travel
2013 Galina Cooper Studio, Essentials of Drawing; Sketching for Travel
2012 Artemis in the Cove Gallery, Contemporary Drawing, Sketching for Travel, Deep Cove, B.C.
1990 Outreach Program of Emily Carr College of Art and Design, Vernon, B.C.
1983–1989 Emily Carr College of Art and Design, Vancouver, B.C.
          Instructor - Foundation courses, Evening and Outreach programs
1969-1972 Vancouver School Board, Point Grey Secondary School, Art Specialist


Public and Corporate Collections
B.C. Hydro
City of Burnaby Permanent Collection
Columbia Pictures - Birdland (Rental only)
Lions Gate Hospital Foundation
Penticton Art Gallery
St. Paul's Hospital Foundation
Tapestry Foundation
Ten Thirteen Productions - X-Files
Stephen Cannell Studios - Wise Guy; 21 Jump Street; The Commish
United Pictures - Liar Liar (Rental only)
VanCity Credit Union
VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation
Vernon Art Gallery, Vernon B.C.
20th Century Fox - The Fly II (Rental only)


Residencies and Symposiums
2013 Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venezia
1987 City of Vernon


Affiliations
CARFAC-BC Board Member, 2013 to 2015; Interim President, February to June 2015
Fort Gallery, Board of Directors, 2010 to 2016
Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Arts Council, Adjudicator of Scholarships, 2014, Juror, 2013
Pacifete, Fédération des Franco-Colombiens, Vancouver, B.C., Juror, 1987
Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Arts Council, Juror, 1986
Public Art Steering Committee, City of Maple Ridge, B.C., Chair of the Committee, 2009 to 2013; Member 2014 to 2015
Trinity Western University, Langley, B.C., Guest Speaker

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