Artwork by Kristen Brown

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Education

2019  Bachelors of Fine Arts, Photography / Art History Minor, Minnesota State University Mankato 
2017 Associates of Fine Arts, Honors, Rochester Community and Technical College 
2014 High School Diploma, k12 at Minnesota Virtual Academy
Selected Exhibitions

2018  Canvas and Chardonnay Artist of The Month, Rochester, MN
2018 Student Art League Annual Exhibition, MSU Centennial Student Union Gallery, Mankato
2018 Order / Chaos, The Show Gallery Lowertown, St Paul, MN
2018 Annual Juried Art Exhibition, The 410 Project Gallery, Mankato, MN
2017 Disquiet Juried Group Exhibition, Altered Esthetics Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2017 Locavore Juried Exhibition, Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN
2017 City of Ames Water Plant Art Contest & Exhibition, Ames, IA
2017 Emerging Artist Exhibition, ArtHaus Decorah, Decorah
2017 Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, UCR Art Gallery, Rochester MN
2017  "Film Manipulations" Art @ Steam, Café Steam, Rochester, MN
2016 Local Artist Holiday Pop Up Shop, Rochester Art Center, Rochester MN
2016 "Reclamation" Art @ Steam, Café Steam, Rochester, MN
2016  Art @ Steam, Café Steam, Rochester, MN
2016  Art @ Steam, Café Steam, Rochester, MN
2016 Art Portfolio Class Exhibition, UCR Art Gallery, Rochester, MN
2016 Annual Juried Student Exhibition, UCR Art Gallery, Rochester, MN 
2016 Rental Inquiry Open House at SEMVA Gallery Space, Rochester, MN 
2016 Art Club Student Exhibition, RCTC Learning Center, Rochester, MN
2015 Annual Juried Student Exhibition, UCR Art Gallery, Rochester, MN
2015 Art @ Steam, Café Steam, Rochester, MN
2014 "An Artistic Discovery", 6th District Congressional Art Competition for High School Students, Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN
Awards
2018 Deans List - Spring Semester, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN
2017 Deans List - Fall Semester, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN
2017 Water Plant Art Contest Finalist, Ames, IA
2017 Yung Juhn Art & Design Photography Scholarship, RCTC, MN
2017 Juried Student Art Exhibition Award, RCTC, MN
2016 Deans List Spring 2016 Semester, RCTC, MN
2016 Dr. Yvonne Romero Art History Scholarship, RCTC,  MN  
2016 Juried Student Exhibition Award, 2nd Place, RCTC, Rochester, MN
2015 Deans List Fall 2015 Semester, Rochester Community and Technical College, MN
2014 Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition, “An Artistic Discovery” 6th District-Wide Congressional Art Competition for High School Students, Rochester, MN
Featured Publications

   2018 Treatment Plant Operator Magazine Article, Featured: "Undertow" Painting (2017)
2017  Graduate Interview, Rochester Community and Technical College, Rochester, MN
2017 Student Art Exhibition Article, Rochester Community and Technical College, Rochester, MN
   
Curatorial & Other Professional Experience

2018  Visual Arts Curator, ROCKchester Music & Art Festival, Pure Rock Studios, Rochester, MN
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2018 MNSU Student Curator & Photographer, Afterthought exhibition, 410 Project Gallery, Mankato, MN
2017 Installation Assistant, Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN
Assisted in installing & deinstalling the following shows/ programs:
Local Artist Holiday Pop-Up Shop
Unearthed Judy Onofrio Exhibition
Post Picturesque Contemporary Irish Photography Exhibition
Make Yourself At Home Stephanie Lynn Rogers Exhibition

2015–2017 Visitor Experience Associate, Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN
Administering a positive and welcoming first impression of the museum to visitors while providing visitors with information regarding featured artists, establishments history and event opportunities. Responsibilities also including: opening and closing galleries, attendance tracking, receptionist duties of operating phones, coordinating emails, and accounting for museum merchandise.
2015- 2017  Event Liaison, Rochester Art Center, Rochester MN 
Inspecting the kitchen as well as rental space before and after events, assisting clients and caterers prior to and during event, ensuring the safety of visitors and the building, providing custodial and facility duties, set up and tear down of events.
2015 (Summer) Intern, Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN
Distribution of event posters and flyers, making copies and composing pamphlets for administrative use, directly assisting Executive Director with reports, working with Development Director while providing online research on artists and funding opportunities, updating contact lists and development archives, mailing out catalogs and promotional documents.
2014 Volunteer, C4 Creative Salon, Rochester, MN
Responsible for opening and closing the space, answering visitors questions, informing visitors of upcoming events and artist opportunities, keeping space clean and orderly.
2014 Newborn Photography Assistant, Kadi Tiede Photography, MN
Aided photographer with assembling sets, arranging backdrops, lighting and other props, helped with positioning and “spotting” of infants, photographed behind the scenes, and tear down upon finishing photo shoots.

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