photographed by Chris Brehmer for Wilma Magazine

photographed by Chris Brehmer for Wilma Magazine

Kristen Crouch (b. 1991) received a BFA in photography with a minor in sculpture from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2014 and is currently living and working in Wilmington, NC. With photographic images forming the basis of her 2D work, Crouch’s distortions investigate complexities of human connection in the information age, with memory existing as both mental and digital storage. The emergence of a shared internet culture has evolved the photograph from a tangible item into a mere projection. Through a back and forth play of deconstruction and construction, she seeks to revive the photograph back to a nostalgic heirloom-like object, one that excites all five senses and connects people through shared experience. Her current direction incorporates science, technology, engineering, math (known as STEM), design, and psychology into her creative practice. Her goal is to share an artistic process that exists as an unpretentious educational experience, resulting in artwork that serves as a relatable representation of memory, growth, and the dimensionality of human existence.

Kristen has worked as a teaching artist with the Cameron Art Museum and Kids Making It Woodworking Program, and has mentored and provided studio apprenticeships for local high school students in conjunction with the New Hanover County Graduation Project. As a curator, Kristen has organized numerous community-driven, conversational art experiences, and is currently co-producing and performing in The Museum of Dead Words, a theatrical hip-hop show about internet communication, which recently premiered at Mozilla Festival in London, UK and will tour the United States in 2018. Kristen is working with LOCAL: Art + Ideas to develop a solo exhibition showcasing immersive installations and sculptures that continue her investigation into memory and relationships, opening in the Spring of 2018. She is the gallery manager at New Elements Gallery and works out of Wabi Sabi Warehouse, where she hosts printing workshops, a monthly critique group, and her printing and design business, gooseink.

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Voice Mag: 11 words died on the internet and what happened next is shockingTom Inniss

WECT News: The 11 words on the internet that turn conversations into fightsBen Smart

Encore Magazine: EPISTOLARY EPIGRAPHS: Brooklyn-based rapper Dyalekt explores the misuse of language through theatrical hip-hop at Wabi Sabi WarehouseJames McCrea

WHQR: Communique: "Museum of Dead Words" In Wabi Sabi Warehouse Friday & SaturdayGina Gambony

Wilma Magazine: Artistic ImpressionsElizabeth White

WWAY: 'Full Frontal' aims to open conversation about nude artRandy Aldridge

Star News: 'Full Frontal', a nude art show at Wabi Sabi Warehouse, aims to start conversations, Justin Lacy

Wilmington Magazine: Working Through the LayersKim Henry

ArtsNow NC, Guest Blog: ‘Full Frontal’ to show the naked body in all ‘sizes, media and interpretations’, Mike Williams

Encore Magazine: Earth Unleashed: Wabi Sabi Warehouse hosts ‘Flou(we)r: Find Us Here’ exhibit, featuring four local artistsEmily Truss

Star News: In Wilmington, unease of 2016 produced excellent art exhibits, Justin Lacy

WECT: Omni Art Exhibit at Acme Art Studios

ArtsNow NC Guest Blog: Wilmington Artists Create 'Omni', Mike Williams

WHQR: Communique: Interactive Exhibit 'Omni' Opens at Acme Friday, June 24, Gina Gambony

Star News: Young Artists Get Experiemental and Interactive With 'Omni', Justin Lacy

ArtsNow NC: Kristen Crouch turns nostalgia into 'positive, active energy', Mike Williams

ArtsNow NC: The Silver Peak of Acme, Laken Geiger

WECT News: Acme Art Goes Digital, Aj Ricketts

Star News: 10 Art Shows That Caught Our Eye in 2015Justin Lacy

Star News: Acme Art has a show for the 'Under 30' Crowd, Justin Lacy

Encore Magazine: Showcasing Youth: ‘30 Under 30’ opens this Friday at Acme Studios, Christian Podgaysky

Wilma Magazine, March Spotlight: Competition for Young Artists, Kate Kuchtjak

Encore Magazine: Fueled With Diversity: Artfuel Vol. 40 displays varied works by local artists

Savannah Art Informer: “I Will Live On” explores the mortality of our memories

SCAD District: Boundary Hall bumped off, sculpture minor bumped up to Atlanta

SCAD District: Sculpture students bid Boundary Hall goodbye

Savannah Art Informer: Breaking the Mold: The Foundry Show opens with a vibrant reception

SCAD District: Cast iron and bronze works exhibited at Sicky Nar Nar