Kristin Beaver

Detroit based artist Kristin Beaver paints larger-than-life portraits of friends in cinematic poses inspired by fashion photography, album cover art and the history of painting.

 Dramatic lighting and punchy, color-illuminate subjects in photo-shoot and candid environments, exposing different attitudes and personalities. Kristin Beaver received her BFA in painting from Western Illinois University in 2000, and an MFA in painting from Wayne State University in Detroit in 2004.  She is currently represented by the David Klein Gallery in Birmingham, MI and has shown throughout the United States. Kristin is a recent recipient of the 2009 Kresge Artist Fellowship.

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