Kristina Penhoet creates abstract and expressionist sculpture using traditional and modern felt-making techniques. Her work, taking cues from living organisms, landscapes and architecture seeks to find beauty in the strange and ugly by pursuing themes of connection, mutation and diversity. Her use of wool as a tactile, natural material is consistent with her themes and the organic properties of her work.
After earning a degree in biology, Kristina attended Otis College of Art and Design concentrating on sculpture and environmental design, eventually pursuing a degree and career in architecture. When she became disenchanted with restrictive creative process of architectural design, she rekindled her love of making and discovered fiber as a medium.
Originally from the West Coast, Kristina currently resides in Washington, DC with her family and a naughty dog that wants to be good.
Waverly Street Gallery is one of the Washington DC Metro area’s premier art galleries featuring contemporary visual artists working in a wide range of media. Gallery artists include painters, printmakers, sculptors, ceramic artists, glass artists, photographers and jewelers. Monthly exhibitions showcase original artwork in many genres, including representational, impressionistic and abstract art.