Kristen Hatgi Sink

 

Kristen Hatgi Sink Is visual artist and photographer, born Denver, CO 1984. Kristen loves beautiful minds, faces, bodies, and often makes pictures with flowers and glitter. She works in film, digital, and wet plate collodion.  Kristen received her BFA from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University in 2008. Her work has been exhibited in New York, Boston, Washington DC, Kochi Japan, Canada, and Denver. Kristen lives In Denver Colorado with her husband Mark Sink in a 1900 house, which they are currently remodeling.

 

 

 Photographer Kristen Hatgi-Sink at once revels in and reveals the aesthetic conventions of decadence and beauty. Both sumptuous and cloying her images indulge in excess while leaving clues that not all is well in paradise. Bewildered and melancholy young women find themselves draped in extravagant floral arrays as they are positioned for optimal romantic lighting. Forlorn and often staring bemused into space or unapologetically back at the viewer, Hatgi-Sink captures these young models moments after they seem to have come upon a tragic realization. Perhaps the smooth skinned girls have discovered a dark correlation between themselves and the cut flowers surrounding them – delicate objects of opulent refinement – on display, in bloom and soon to wither.

 

Kristen Hatgi Sink

 

www.kristenhatgi.com

 

Born Denver Colorado 1984

 

2008   Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University

 

 

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

 

2015      Bon Bon, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO

 

2015      A Tented Sky, Gildar Gallery, Denver CO

 

2014      Flower Face, Byer-Evans House Gallery Denver, CO

 

2013      Mark Sink and Kristen Hatgi   Robin Rice Gallery NY, NY

 

2009      Mark Sink and Kristen Hatgi   Robin Rice Gallery NY, NY

 

2008     “Light and Time” Mark Sink and Kristen Hatgi   Robin Rule Gallery Denver,  CO

 

2007     “A Menagerie and the Tented Sky”  Gallery Sink Denver, CO

 

 

 

Group Exhibitions

 

2015      Arrangements Denver Art Museum

 

2014     Platinum Print Alternative Process meets Tosahakkinshi, Cohju contemporary art, Kyoto, Japan

 

2014     Tosa Washi Platinum and Alternative Photo Processes, Japanese Paper Museum Ino, Kochi Japan

 

2013     Real is a Feeling,  Gildar Gallery Denver, CO

 

2012     The Small Masterpiece,  Robin Rule Gallery Denver, CO

 

2011     Month of Photography Library Show,  Museum of Contemporary Ar  Denver,  CO

 

2011     The Big Picture Illiterate Gallery  Denver, CO

 

2011     Modern Uses of Alternative Processes Red Line Art Space Denver, CO MOP 2011

 

2011     30 Under 30 Women Photographers   photoboite.com

 

2011     Feminine Influences,   Flash Gallery Lakewood, CO

 

2010    Chasing the Sublime Ballet Nouveau Colorado

 

2009    Pure Pleasure,  Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art

 

2008    A Continuum of Process of Method,  Denver Public Library Denver,  CO

 

2008    Beeing, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA

 

2006    And I Don’t Want to Live on the Moon,   Gallery Sink Group Show

 

2006    The Nude,  Art Institute of Boston Boston,  MA

 

2005    Small Works, Flash Art Gallery Denver, CO

 

2005    Annual Contemporary Exhibition, The Art Center Grand Junction, CO

 

2004   Taking In,  publishing and group show Boston, MA

 

2003   Colorado Congressional Award, Shown in White House

 

 

Art Fairs

 

2015 AIPAD, Represented by Paul Cava

 

2013   AIPAD, Represented by Paul Cava

 

2012   AIPAD, Represented by Paul Cava

 

Publications

 

2014   BLACK FOREST: Four Visible Poems

Book Published by Candela Books

one image induced.

 

2013 Seities Magazine

Interview and Feature

 

2012  Two of a Kind"

Black + White Photography Magazine

7 page spread with interview by David Chow

 

2011 Blow Magazine

Issue 3  Inside Spread

blowphotomagazine.com

 

2010  Cover of Shots Magazine 104

www.shotsmag.com

 

Commercial Publications

 

2014 Black bird and the Snow   PDF 28 page look book

 

2014 Scout Guide Denver   66 page publication

 

2013 Scout Guide Denver   50 page publication

 

2012 Scout Guide Denver   50 page publication

 

2012 BLOOM by Anuschka,  Catalog 20 page publication

 

2012 Fig and Yarrow two page ad,  Wilder Quarterly Summer 2012