Country: United States
Kris is an artist and researcher living in Chicago, IL. She has a BFA in Painting from Columbia College, an MA in Digital Media: Technology & Cultural Form from Goldsmiths, University of London, and an MA in Letters, Art, and Contemporary Thought from Universite Paris 7 Diderot in Paris, France. Her work draws heavily from various fields of philosophical and scientific inquiry, including evolutionary developmental biology, bio-aesthetics, evolutionary aesthetics, and new feminist materialism. Her research and practice examines relationships between biology and technology, natural and artificial, material and immaterial, subject and object. Her paintings can be seen as assemblages or accumulations of natural and technological elements whereby the biological concepts of mutation, contamination, decay, generation, emergence and metamorphosis become modes of inquiry into the production of novel forms.