Krista Kelley Walsh
Krista Kelley Walsh is a multidisciplinary artist and art activist whose projects use simple materials, responsive collaboration and audience interaction. Collaboration with other artists and with her audience is essential in her practice. Her aim is to remove any barriers that prevent art from being a part of our everyday life.
Her collaborations project include: “LandMARK: 24 hours at the Stone Arch Bridge” Mpls, with Local Strategy multidisciplinary collective, “Limo” and “ Bird Eye Blue Print” NYC, with Lisa D’Amour, Katie Pearl and Emily Johnson.
Krista’s recent projects include an interactive installation commissioned by the Science Museum of Minnesota , “Gratitude Guerilla Action… because there is so much to be grateful for” a Public art action and Public Eye Action a series of web based performance events.
Krista has been a recipient of Blacklock Residency Fellowship, MN State Arts Board Grant, Intermedia Arts Installation Fellowship, Intermedia Arts Naked Stages Performance Fellowship and Science Museum of Minnesota Artist Residency. Most recently a 2008 Forecast Public Art grant and 2009 Art(ists) on the Verge Fellowship.
I have a multidisciplinary art practice, where form & medium are aligned to content & context. The physical properties of material and the discipline of attention drive my work. I see art and life as inseparable and to sustain a creative stance is vital for my community and myself. My content and form are aligned with my goal to demystify art as a practice and as a cultural experience. The forms I use establish reciprocity with the audience: process art, installation, performance, site-specific art, collaboration and interactivity. The content is layered and open to interpretation. All these factors challenge how I make art: the materials and venue I choose as well as art as object, authorship, temporality and permanency.