2009 Visual Arts Fellow
Kristin Beaver

Detroit based artist Kristin Beaver paints larger-than-life portraits of friends in cinematic poses inspired by fashion photography (and its cyclical tendencies), album cover art and the history of painting. Dramatic lighting and punchy color illuminate subjects in photo-shoot environments, exposing different attitudes and personalities. Kristin Beaver received her Master of Fine Arts in painting from Wayne State University, Detroit, in 2004. She is currently producing an extensive body of work for a solo exhibition at the David Klein Gallery, Birmingham, MI for the Fall of 2009.