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Krista Townsend

Biography

Painting involves processing this dichotomy. Through bridges and buildings, vast roads and railways, we have learned to subjugate so much of the natural world and yet nature still inspires, and manages to assert itself. As I paint I contemplate the beauty and grace of the man-made while investigating the subtle ways that natural elements integrate and manipulate both the images I paint and our attempt at control over our surroundings.

In addition to painting, I own my own web site design and medical illustration company doing work mostly for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. I have a master’s degree from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in medical illustration and studied fine art at The Schuler School of Fine Arts in Baltimore, MD. I received my undergraduate degree in art from The Pennsylvania State University. I have also done an apprenticeship with award winning portrait painter, Edward Reed, at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, VA.

I live in Charlottesville, VA with my husband, his three children, and our dog. I spend a lot of time with family and am passionate about animals. I have adopted two rescue dogs and volunteer at the local SPCA. I hike with the dogs and do yoga as often as I can. I am also exploring the words of the Buddha and find this practice is strongly reflected in my creative process. I share a studio in Crozet with the very talented artist, Karen Blair, who inspires and motivates me daily.

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SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2018     Solo Show at Glavé Kocen Gallery, Richmond, VA

2016     New Works, Glavé Kocen Gallery, Richmond, VA

2015     Bridges, New City Arts Initiative, WVTF and Radio IQ Studio Gallery

2015     Paintings: Krista Townsend and J.M. Henry, Yellow Cardinal Gallery, Charlottesville, VA

2014     Charlottesville to Richmond, Rick’s Custom Frame and Gallery, Richmond VA

2014     Urban Paintings, Martha Jefferson Hospital, Charlottesville, VA

2014     Urban Paintings, Angelo, Charlottesville, VA

2013     Figure Drawings, Derrier De Soie, Charlottesville, VA

2013     The Art Box, Crozet, VA

2012     The Local, Charlottesville, VA

2012     The National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

2011      King Family Vineyard, Crozet, VA

2011      McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA

2010     Over The Moon Bookstore & Artisan Gallery, Crozet, VA

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017     More Light, Les Yuex du Monde, Charlottesville, VA

2017     Krista Townsend, Karen Blair, Priscilla Whitlock and Jesse Coles, The Art Box, Crozet, VA

2017     The Women’s Initiative, Les Yuex du Monde, Charlottesville, VA

2014     The Figure, Yellow Cardinal Art Gallery, Charlottesville, VA

2013     Krista Townsend, Karen Blair, Priscilla Whitlock, and Jesse Coles, McGuffey Art Center,  Charlottesville, VA

2010     Member’s Show, McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA

2010     Northside Social, Arlington, VA

2005     Metamorphosis Art Show, Arlington, VA

 

HONORS AND MEMBERSHIPS

2017     Fellow, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA

2016     Third Place, RVA Architecture and Landscape, Juried Exhibit, Crossroads Art Center, Richmond, VA

2015     Juror, Central Virginia Watercolor Guild, Charlottesville, VA

2015     Juror, Peace Lutheran Church, Charlottesville, VA

2014     Juror, Charlottesville City School Eco Fair Artwork Content, Charlottesville, VA

2013     Piedmont Council for the Arts, Charlottesville, VA

2010    McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA

2009     Semi Finalist, National Science Foundation International Science & Engineering

Visualization Challenge, Bethesda, MD

2008     Second Place, Gold Screen awards from the National Association of Government Communicators Blue Pencil & Gold Screen, Bethesda, MD

2007     Apprenticeship with Edward J. Reed at The Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA

2007     Award of Excellence, National Association of Government Communicators Blue Pencil & Gold Screen, Bethesda, MD

 

EDUCATION

MA, Medical and Biological Illustration, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine – 1998

Apprenticeship with Edward J. Reed, Alexandria, VA – 2006 - 2007              

The Art League at The Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA – 2000 - 2007

The Schuler School of Fine Arts, Baltimore, MD – 1994 through 1996   

BA, The School of Art and Architecture, The Pennsylvania State University – 1994

 

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

University of Virginia Medical Center

Martha Jefferson Hospital

Country Club of Virginia

Towne Bank

Dominion Energy

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Health System

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