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2019 Artists


Kirista Trask

Kirista Trask translates subtle moments and landscapes into swirling abstraction, blending saturated, opaque colors with translucent washes to evoke moment as an emotional experience.  Her work is created using a variety of materials, including acrylic, ink, charcoal, pencil, oil pastel, chalk and coffee, in order to react to the spirit of the location at the moment. Her best work is done plein air style in stunning locations all over the world and especially in the Pacific Northwest.

Kirista Trask is currently working on a body of work that explores the static nature of place/experience while also considering how emotion and memory can forever enliven a place. She is starting this exploration through the abstract exploration of Oregons landscape. Kirista seeks to reconcile her genealogy as a seventh generation Oregonian in relationship to her families long struggle with generational trauma.

Mixed Media 2D
Community: North/Inner NE Portland
Studio Number: 17
(541) 2221-3059 |
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