Kristina Penhoet creates abstract and expressionist sculpture using traditional and modern felt-making techniques. Her work takes cues from living organisms, landscapes and architecture; seeking to find beauty in the strange and ugly and pursuing themes of connection, mutation and diversity. Her use of wool as a tactile, natural material is consistent with her themes and the organic properties of her work.
After earning a degree in biology, Kristina attended Otis College of Art and Design concentrating on sculpture and environmental design, eventually pursuing a degree and career in architecture. When she became disenchanted with restrictive creative process of architectural design, she rekindled her love of making and discovered fiber as a medium.
Originally from the West Coast, Kristina currently resides in Washington, DC with her family and a naughty dog that wants to be good.