Krista Augius

Krista Augius

Los Angeles, CA, United States

About Krista Augius

Krista Augius is a multimedia artist who lives and works in Los Angeles, CA and has an art studio at the Santa Monica Art Studios in Santa Monica, CA. Krista Augius studied Biology and has been mainly a self taught artists from childhood. Her influences in art stem from multiple familial generations. She incorporates the Mische technique to her paintings that she learned in a visionary art course in the hometown of El Salvador Dali in Cadaques, Spain. Her artwork includes working with oil painting, sculpture, installation, photography and short film. Krista takes pride in being from a family of artists such as her grandfather, Paulius Augius, a lithographer and her great uncle Maironis, a recognized lithuanian poet and spiritualist.

Her most recent body of work, Mythical Codes, explores relationships between contemporary optical illusions and their effects on the brain while using folkloric lithuanian symbology that have historical roots in Indian Vedic mythology as well as historical transcontinental influence in South America during pre-Columbian times.

Krista has dedicated her time to painting for wildlife causes to support endangered elephants, bees and cats and has supported various wildlife organizations.

Education

2000 University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, BS in Biology
2003 University of Southern California, Doctor of Physical Therapy

Events

LA Art Show Art Installation 2015
Paintings appearing in the film Fast and Furious
Sculpture production and installation for the movie Iron Man III
Sculpture of Joe Walsh's hand in bronze with Yossi Govrin

Exhibitions

2015 Leslie Jean Porter Gallery, Palm Spring CA
2015 LA Art Show, LA Convention Center, Art Installation
2014 West Edge Design Fair, Barkar Hangar, Santa Monica, CA
2014 SMAS 10th Anniversary Show, Santa Monica, CA
2014 Art for a Cause, Peninsula Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA
2014 Culture Contempo, Artists’s Museum, Lithuanian World Center, Chicago, IL
2013 Multifarious Architecture. Arena I Gallery. Santa Monica CA
2013 San Francisco Art MKT, Fort Mason Center. Timothy Yarger Fine Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2013 Hangar Gallery North, Los Angeles CA
2012 Hangar Gallery North, Los Angeles CA
2012 Irvine Fine Arts Center, Los Angeles CA
2012 Montana Ave Art Walk, Santa Monica CA
2012 Barnsdall Art Park, Hollywood CA
2011 Santa Monica Art Studios Anniversary show, CA
2011 Co-Curator of Seeing through the eyes of the Mona Lisa Photography Show, Los Angeles CA
2011 Habitat for Humanity Art House, Los Angeles CA
2011 Santa Monica Art Walk, Santa Monica CA
2011 Temple of Visions Gallery, Los Angeles CA
2011 Hangar Gallery North, Santa Monica CA
2010 Hangar Gallery North, Santa Monica CA
2010 Santa Monica Art Studios Anniversary show, Santa Monica CA
2010 Santa Monica Art Walk, Santa Monica CA
2010 HIVE Gallery, Los Angeles CA
2009 Ciurlionis Art Gallery, Chicago IL
2008 Berkeley Open Studios, Berkeley CA
2008 Harmony Festival Art Fair, Santa Rosa CA
2008 Ciurlionis Art Gallery, Chicago IL
2007 Art Span, San Francisco CA
2007 Burning Man Art Installation, Black Rock City NV
2007 Art SF, San Francisco CA
2007 Visionary Wave, Boulder CO
2007 Core Arts, Denver CO
2006 Painting the Fantastic, Cadaques Spain