Lot 313 - Kristine Moran - Overcoming Waves - Study
Lot 313 - Kristine Moran - Overcoming Waves - Study

Lot 313 - Kristine Moran - Overcoming Waves - Study

Oil on Arches Paper for Oil

Born in Montreal, Kristine Moran earned a BFA from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 2004 and went on to earn an MFA from Hunter College, NYC in 2008. She has exhibited at Monica DeCardenas Gallery, Milan; Western Exhibitions, Chicago; Nicelle Beauchene Gallery in New York City; The Hole NYC; the Daniel Faria Gallery in Toronto and the Glenbow Museum in Calgary. Her work has been reviewed in Artforum, FlashArt, MOMUS and Artslant.com, as well as in NYArts Magazine, Canadian Art Magazine, Bordercrossings, Art Papers, Elle Magazine and Harper’s. Moran’s work is featured in Phaidon’s painting anthology, Vitamin P2: New Perspectives in Painting. Her work is included in the collection of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Glenbow Museum and the University of Toronto. 

2008 MFA, Hunter College, Department of Art, New York City 
2004 BFA, Ontario College of Art and Design 


CUBED, The Hole NYC, with artists Andreas Angelidakis, Ara Peterson, Clinton King, Irina Ojovan, Jean Nagai, Jonny Niesche, Kristine Moran, Lilah Rose, Luke Diiorio, Luke Murphy, Palma Blank, Rebecca Ward, Robert Moreland, Thomas Trum 
The Armory Show, NYC, with Daniel Faria Gallery 
Expo Chicago, with Daniel Faria Gallery 
Art Toronto, with Daniel Faria Gallery 
Nasty, Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto 


Cuevas Tilleard, NYC, Scale A Wall, curated by TownHall Meeting 
Mercer College Gallery, NJ, Magic, curated by Tiffany Calvert 
Mulherin New York, Practice Makes Practice, NYC 
Left Field Gallery, CA, How High? curated by Ryan Travis Christian 
GP Presents, NYC, curated by Anna Ortt 


2022 Interlude Artist Residency, Livingston New York 
2015 Artist Residency, Detroit Michigan 
2009-2010 LMCC Workspace Artist-in-Residence, NYC 
2008-2009 Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation Artist in Residence, NYC 
About the Postcards 

Through this latest painting series I continue to explore my obsession with swimming and all of its various meanings to me. My paintings contend with the sensations, rhythms and mental states experienced during long periods of time spent swimming across a body of water such as a lake or a river. Because a lack of movement can bring on death, swimming uniquely positions itself as a way to confront one’s own mortality. A mental game is played to fight off fears of failure and the desire to survive is expressed at every stroke.  
The “Mad Cap Swimmers” are a group of women. They are the joining of forces that together are stronger than the sum of their parts. The water begins to rise and the swimmers are ready. They have been training for the challenge ahead. Their goal is an unknown place - an ambiguous landscape that is in view but just out of reach.