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ArtPrize Artist: Krista Schoening

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(b.1980) Krista Schoening is a painter, draftsman and printmaker. She is represented by Haynes Galleries (Thomaston, ME and Franklin TN). Her work has been exhibited in the US and Europe, including the Royal Portrait Society Exhibition in London. She is featured in recent publications, including Manifest Gallery's INPA 4, and on John Seed's Huffington Post blog (memorable paintings from 2014). Schoening received her MFA in painting and drawing at the University of Washington. In the Fall of 2015 she will begin an MA in Art History at the University of Washington. Previously she studied painting and drawing with Anthony Ryder in the US, and with Michelle Tully and Tim Stotz in France. Schoening has taught as assistant faculty at Studio Escalier in Argenton-Chateau, and as a teaching assistant at the University of Washington. Before becoming a painter, she received her BA from the University of Notre Dame in anthropology and Spanish. Schoening also spent time as a humanitarian aid worker, and as a graduate student in anthropology (PhD track, Cornell University).