Kristy Perez

\\\"The way I see it\\\" 2008 found eyeglass frames, lace (photo: courtesy of the artist)

Kristy Perez (b. 1971) is a multidisciplinary artist whose work ranges from drawing, poetry, abstract painting, video and design to site-specific sculptural installations. She worked extensively in the field of art conservation prior to pursuing her visual-arts practice full time in 2007. She is a two-time recipient of the Artist Foundation of San Antonio grant, including the 2010 Chuck Ramirez Award for Visual Art and received a nomination for the Arthouse Texas Prize in 2011. Her work has been shown internationally in Tehran, Manchester, and Paris as well as across Texas including solo exhibitions at Sala Diaz Gallery, The Contemporary at Blue Star and The Southwest School of Art. When not working on solo projects she collaborates with her partner Britt Lorraine on performance/installations under the name, Saintlorraine.

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Artist Statement of Work

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I toy with suspension and pull as it relates to desire and with that I explore the notion of beauty in relation to volatility. I am obsessed with deviant behavior and giving as acts of compulsion. I consider these acts in my work, not only in their polarity, but in their connection to the same human condition. I make images and define spaces by tightening and loosening the tensions that exists between the ephemeral and the concrete. My work shapes light, and catches dust.

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