Kristen van Diggelen Sloan received her BA in Visual Art from UCLA in 2006, and her MFA in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2009 where she received the prestigious Graduate Fellowship in Painting. She has exhibited her work nationally at Next, Art Chicago, the New Wright Gallery in Los Angeles, in San Francisco at The Headlands Center for the Arts, The Diego Rivera Gallery and locally at The McColl Center for the Arts in Charlotte, NC. She has received numerous awards and nominations, and her work has been published in the San Francisco Chronicle, 7×7 Magazine and CHome Magazine among others. She relocated from San Francisco to the Carolinas in 2014, and currently lives and works in rural York County, SC.
“…beauty is mysterious as well as terrible. God and the devil are fighting there and the battlefield is the heart of man.” Fyodor Dostoevsky, Brothers Karamazov