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Kristina

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Title / affiliation Associate Professor of Studio Art in Reproducible Media, Oberlin College
Website http://kristinapaabus.com
Biography

Kristina Paabus (USA/EE) is a multidisciplinary visual artist whose work examines systems of control and power structures. Earning her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Paabus also studied Fine Arts and Religious Studies at University of Massachusetts-Amherst as well as Printmaking at The Estonian Academy of Arts. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States, Europe, and China, with recent solo exhibitions including Meanwhile at Hobusepea Galerii (Estonia) and Something to Believe In at the McDonough Museum of Art (OH). Paabus is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship for Installation Art in Estonia, the Grant Wood Fellowship in Printmaking at The University of Iowa, an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award, the Southern Graphics Council International Guanlan Residency Award, and Oberlin College faculty grants. Kristina has attended numerous artist residences such as ACRE (WI), Ox-Bow (MI), Women’s Studio Workshop (NY), Emmanuel College (MA), Inside Zone (Romania), Culture Factory Polymer (Estonia), SÍM (Iceland), MUHU A.I. (Estonia), Kimmel Harding Nelson (NE), Guanlan Original Printmaking Base (China), NCCA Kronstadt (Russia), Anderson Ranch Art Center (CO), KALA (CA), Soaring Gardens (PA), Grafodroom (Estonia), Estonian Academy of Arts-Graafika (Estonia), and TYPA (Estonia). Institutions that have collected her work include Cleveland Clinic, University of Iowa Art Museum, China Printmaking Museum, DePaul Art Museum, Progressive Insurance, and Harvard Art Museums. Paabus has taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Ox-Bow School of Art, The University of Iowa, The Estonian Academy of Arts, Penland School of Craft and currently is an Associate Professor of Reproducible Media at Oberlin College.

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Image Caption:Remainders (on the eve), 2022, collagraph intaglio, linocut, and letterpress, 20”x16”
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Image Caption:Doomscrolling (doctrine), 2022, collagraph intaglio, linocut, and letterpress, 22”x18”
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Image Caption:(in the) Shadows of Debris, 2022, collagraph intaglio, linocut, and letterpress, 24”x20”
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Image Caption:Waiting for a Different Tomorrow, 2020, Screen monoprint, 30”x22”
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Image Caption:The Trap, 2020, Screen monoprint, 30”x22”
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Image Caption:When in Doubt, 2020, Screen monoprint, 30”x22”