My work is concerned with the inner experience of being human, with the deep experiences in life
that define us as human beings; those of alienation and loss, freedom of choice of lack of it, and
inner self transformation. The sculptures include figures, fragments and heads, as well as more
symbolic references to human experience. They are all cast bronze and range in size from 20" in
height to life sized.
Inner transformation is one aspect of life that is visited and revisited in my sculpture, as are
existential themes of alienation and the search for meaning. Symbols and metaphors include
labyrinths and mazes, which have been used throughout art history as a metaphor for the individual
journey in life. The sculpture “Choices, Possibilities” is related to this theme of the
journey through life, and some of the doorways are marked with runes, which serve as guideposts.
Caught Between Two Worlds was inspired by the refugee crises that we have been seeing with increasing
frequency in recent years and is the first in a series of sculptures concerned with refugees and
immigrants. Embarkation refers to journeys whether spiritual, psychological or physical.
Born in the United States to a Swedish-descent mother and a Norwegian-descended father, I have lived
and worked in the South Bay primarily. I have lived in Europe and traveled extensively, exhibiting
my sculpture, printmaking and drawings nationally and internationally.
My work has been represented in over 100 exhibitions in galleries, art centers and museums, including
Peninsula Museum of Art, Burlingame, CA; Morris Graves Museum, Eureka CA; Los Gatos Museum of Art,
Los Gatos, CA; Marin Museum of Contemporary Art (Marin MOCA), Marin, CA; San Luis Obispo Museum of Art,
San Luis Obispo, CA; the Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA; the Euphrat Museum, Cupertino, CA;
the Haggin Museum, Stockton, CA and the Palm Springs Museum, California. My sculptures and printmaking
can be found in numerous private collections throughout the US and Europe.
Currently my sculpture is represented by Sandra Lee Gallery, San Francisco, CA. I am a member of the
International Sculpture Center, Pacific Rim Sculptors, and Nordic 5 Arts. I am also an Art Educator,
and teach at Mission College and at the Triton Museum, both in Santa Clara, CA.
web site: KristinLindseth.com