Krisztina Lazar’s art can only be described as Pop Shamanism, expressed through painting, performance art, video, textiles, drawings, and installations. Illustrating the internal through external spectacle, rituals, created or performed, her work seeks to highlight meaning in the mundane through a Jungian vision of our collective archetypes. Krisztina’s images focus on science fiction, memory, childhood, and fantasy, mediated by history and the now of pop culture. Her work is a dialogue between the ritual of imagery, the process of form and texture, and the performance of creation.
Originally from Cleveland, OH, she completed her undergraduate Bachelor of Fine Arts at Carnegie Mellon University in 2004 and recently completed her MFA graduate degree in 2011 at the San Francisco Art Institute New Genres department. Her paintings have been exhibited in group and solo shows throughout the United States and Europe, most notably at the H.R. Geiger museum in Gruyere, Switzerland. Krisztina mentored with several of the leading visionary artists of our time, including Martina Hoffman, Robert Venosa, and Brigid Marlin. She has taught her own style of the mische technique to many students as well as a seminar at Carnegie Mellon University. Her work has been featured in multiple articles, online galleries and book publications. She currently lives and works in Oakland, CA with her parrot and cat who are forever participants in her work.