Kristin Krimmel, born in Vancouver, trained at UBC as a specialist in the teaching of fine arts and later received a Diplome Regional in Painting from the Ecole Regional des Beaux Arts de Reims, France.
After seven years in France, she returned to B.C. to become an instructor with Emily Carr College of Art and Design, teaching drawing, colour and design. In 1987 Kristin was artist-in-residence for the E.C.C.A.D. Outreach Program at Vernon, B.C. and was also Jurist for PACIFETE, the Francophone Festival of the Arts sponsored by the Canada Council. She has been a member of the Maple Ridge Public Art Committee since 2009.
Her work has twice been selected for the Joan Miro Foundation's International Drawing Competition and was included in their touring exhibition in Spain, Romania, Poland and Bulgaria. She has received an honorary medal from the City of Vichy, France for work exhibited in the U.F.A.C.S.I. XII International Salon. Krimmel's work has been seen in numerous exhibitions in Holland, France, Canada and the United States, and in several Steven Cannell television productions. Her work is held in public galleries, notably the Burnaby, Penticton and Vernon (Municipal) Art Galleries in British Columbia; in corporate collections - B.C. Hydro, Vancouver General Hospital, Lions Gate Hospital, Saint Paul's Hospital and the Tapestry Foundation. Her work is held in private collections in Canada, Ireland, Scotland, Germany and France.
She has been Artist in Residence at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice, Italy; the International Atelier de Seguret in France; and in Vernon, B.C. A residency was undertaken in Wells, B.C. in 2018 with the Island Mount Arts Foundation; and in 2018 also has completed a four week privately commissioned residency in Flintbek, Germany.
Kristin Krimmel was a member of the Fort Gallery Artists Collective for 10 years and she lives and works in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada. Maple Ridge ACT Gallery exhibited her Barn Project series in 2020.
A complete exhibition history is available upon request.
As I interpret my surroundings, I like to explore imagery through experimenting with materials and crossing media boundaries.
Sometimes my imagery sources come from my internal feelings as I explore my joys and rants or I let my mind free to create images from the subconscious.
In my abstract work, I set a few rules and then use them as a game plan to create variations on a visual theme, being always mindful of the abstract truths that underpin visual expression - shape, form, composition, positive and negative space, form, patterns and texture.