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Kristina Arnold

Kristina Arnold

(b. 1972) lives in Kentucky
Bicentennial Mall, 2005 (detail)
oil on canvas, 35.5 x 48.25 inches, 2015.65.37

Arnold received a B.A. in community health from Brown University in Providence, RI. After graduating, she moved to Nashville to pursue a career working as a research associate in the department of Preventive Medicine at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. After five years she returned to her first love of art and earned her M.F.A. in painting from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. She worked at the Frank H. McClung Museum in Knoxville and the Parthenon Museum in Nashville and in 2005 Arnold became an associate professor and gallery director at Western Kentucky University’s Art Department.

Arnold’s fellowships include the Individual Artist Fellowship in Visual Arts from the Tennessee Arts Commission in 2005 and an Individual Artist Grant from the Kentucky Foundation for Women in 2007. She has been an Emerging Artist in Residence at Pilchuck Glass School, a visiting artist at the Worcester Center for Crafts, an artist in residence at the Jentel Artist Residency Program in Banner, Wyoming and an artist in residence at the Municipal Gallery in Bratislava, Slovakia.