Krista Barrett is a Printmaker who currently lives and works in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She was born in Chicago, Illinois, received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Minor in French at The University of Texas at Austin and her Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia University in New York City. Krista has a private practice working in Jungian-Oriented Psychotherapy. Her jewel-like images combine etching, painting, drawing, and wax. They have been exhibited nationally and internationally and are in several public and private collections around the world.
Making art is a playful process which allows me to explore my inner world more deeply and encounter the unexpected - both within and beyond myself. As I work, consciously planned elements combine with unconscious, unpredictable lines and shapes. This interaction allows me to explore spontaneity while cultivating structure and purpose. Painting and drawing over surfaces that have been printed and collaged allow me to combine various elements while also reflecting multiple layers and details.