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About Kristin Moore Art

Moore, a native Texan, moved to Los Angeles in 2014 to complete her MFA at Otis College of Art + Design. The juxtaposed architecture of LA, the smoggy atmosphere, and unique characteristics of the city became source material for her work. Upon moving back to Texas in 2016, Moore viewed Austin through the same lens; The architecture is quickly changing, a new atmosphere is emerging, and the skyline is directly reflecting those elements.

Her Texas roots and California influence culminated into her current body of work. Often inspired by Ed Ruscha’s work Every Building on the Sunset Strip and A Few Palm Trees, Moore sources the images that influence her paintings from her many car rides, walks, and hikes up to overlooks. A homage to Hollywood, Moore also finds visual influence for her work in the world of film. Particularly from visionaries such as Stanley Kubrick, Ridley Scott, and Alfred Hitchcock.

Oscillating between these two bustling cities of Austin & LA, lies the open space and peaceful landscape of Marfa. Texas. Often a favorite pit stop during the long road trips back and forth from Texas to California, Marfa was, and still is, a safe haven for Moore. She finds something very enticing about the contrast of seeing almost nothing for miles in Marfa, with the experience of navigating around the constant shifting energy of Austin and Los Angeles. In turn, during her painting process the expansive landscapes of West Texas give Moore a brief visual break from the structured angles and architecture of cityscapes.

Kristin currently lives in Austin with her husband Kyle and their cat, Sookie. Her work continues to explore architecture, and atmosphere while oscillating through the landscapes of Los Angeles, the ever-changing skyline of Austin, and the highways in between.