Kristin Gambell graduated with a BFA in Photography from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She has shown her work in a variety of venues ranging from galleries to pop up group shows in NYC and its surrounding areas. She is currently based in NYC. She will print her photograms in a darkroom until there are no more.
Growing up in Boston, I was exposed to many aspects of art and culture at a young age. I had the opportunity in my college years to both volunteer and study abroad. My creative passion stems from these initial experiences and is reflected in my work. Traditionally, photograms are a black and white contact print made using objects found in nature such as leaves. They are made by placing something opaque or translucent on light sensitive material and then exposing it to light. I have taken this process several steps further by creating a collage on glass that replaces a traditional negative in the photo printing process. This work does not involve a camera and is non-digital. I have always been fascinated by the quality of light that translucent objects emit. I found the intense textures and colors that this process produced to be captivating and have evolved it. My work is very inspired by the universe and its different energies. I believe that we are all connected somehow and that the forces of nature are inherently linked to the soul and therefore physical body. It is here that I find peace and am able to harness the energies within me that drive me to create. These works embody the creation of life in the universe and its constantly evolving matter and energies.
Lives and works in New York, NY