Kristine Zingeler is an emerging artist who received a BFA in Studio Concentration with Distinction, from the University of Calgary in 2011. She has been honored in her aspiring career as a finalist for the Kingston Prize and BMO 1st! ART Nominee.
Artist Statement: "Throughout my practice run several consistent threads. Collecting and cataloguing, experimentation, and a strong interest in the subtle individualities of the human race. Despite shifts in medium from oil paint to photography to collage and back again, I am focused on trying to understand the ways our experiences leave marks on us. These marks begin to form each of us into unique beings, from the aesthetic choices we make for our bodies and our spaces, to the more nuanced moral and social decisions we make. In the canon of human history there is little space left for these individualities. The focus is always on large scale movements and collective ideas rather than the thoughts and feelings of a single person. Obviously this is mostly due to practicalities, but I feel it is necessary to remember that every massive human event was experienced by countless people with unique stories that have never gone recorded. In my new work I attempt to create space for those narratives to surface. We will never know what certain people in the past felt at a certain moment, but if we give them enough room perhaps we can begin to empathize on some level and reach a new understanding of what it means to be human."