Krista Allenstein

Krista Allenstein

Elm Grove, WI, United States

About Krista Allenstein

Krista Allenstein finds objects with a past life fascinating. She enjoys giving old items a purpose and an opportunity to exist in a new way. In an effort to find a new use for her collection of vintage maps, she began to use them as the foundation of her paintings of mid-century roadside neon signs, their wording altered to transform the signs into positive and encouraging beacons. Because the designs of the original signs--motel and liquor stores, diners and drive-in theatres--attracted customers during a time when not all customers were welcome, Krista wants to reinvent the purpose of these signs to attract and welcome everyone.

Education

1995 BFA in Illustration, School of Visual Arts, NYC

2000 Mount Mary College, Milwaukee, WI

Events

2020 Holiday Art Fair off the Square, Madison, WI (scheduled for 2021)

2020 Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts, Oconomowoc, WI (scheduled for 2021)

2020 Art Fair off the Square, Madison, WI (scheduled for 2021)

2020 Lakefront Festival of the Arts, Milwaukee, WI (scheduled for 2021)

2019 Holiday Art Fair off the Square, Madison, WI

2019 Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts, Oconomowoc, WI

2019 West Bend Art and Chalk Fest, West Bend, WI

2019 Lakefront Festival of the Arts, Milwaukee, WI

2019 Wells Street Art Fair, Chicago, IL

2019 Upcycled, Milwaukee, WI

2018 Holy Hill Art Farm, Richfield, WI

2018 Firefly Art Fair, Wauwatosa WI

Exhibitions

2020 Wisconsin Artist Biennial, Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend, WI

2020 MARN- Mentor/Mentee Exhibition, Milwaukee, WI

2020 ARTservancy 2019/2020 Exhibition, Gallery 224, Port Washington, WI

2019 Solo Exhibition, Follow the Signs, Gallery 2622, Wauwatosa, WI

2019 Never Cave Inn, Frank Juarez Gallery, Milwaukee, WI