Kristen van Diggelen Sloan
b. 1984 in Berkeley, California.
Currently lives and works in rural York Co., South Carolina.



2009 The San Francisco Art Institute — Master of Fine Art, Painting
2006 University of California, Los Angeles — Bachelor of Arts, Visual Art
2004 Lorenzo de Medici School, Florence, Italy — Painting and Ceramic Restoration



2022 Battlescapes and Illuminations, Dalton Gallery, Arts Council of York County, Rock Hill, SC (solo show)
2022 At the Root, SOZO Gallery, Charlotte, NC
2021 Coup D’Etat, Art Basel Miami
2021 Reconstructing Deconstruction, The Brooklyn Collective, Charlotte, NC
2021 8th Catholic Arts Biennial, The Verostko Center for the Arts, Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, PA. Juror: David Brinker
2020 31st Annual Juried Competition, Arts Council of York County, Rock Hill, SC
2019 McColl Member Show, The McColl Center for the Arts, Charlotte, NC
2019 Mud at the Mill, Juried Show, The Cornelius Art Center, Cornelius, NC
2018 McColl Center Alumni + Local Artist Showcase , Anne Neilson Fine Art, Charlotte, NC
2013 Translocura: Art at the Brink of Madness, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA
2013 Overturn the Artifice, SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA
2012 MarinMOCA 2012 Fall National Juried Exhibition, MarinMoca, Juror: Renny Pritikin
2011 The Beat Playground, Google Headquarters, San Francisco, CA (solo show)
2011 Call and Response, Root Division, San Francisco, CA
2011 Taste – A Garden of Earthly Delights, Root Division, San Francisco, CA
2010The Garden Show, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2010 Salon I, The Cottage Industry Painting Salon, San Francisco, CA (solo show)
2009 New Insight, Next, Art Chicago, Chicago, IL
2009 Liberating Landscapes, Togonon Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2009 Vernissage, San Francisco Art Institute MFA Exhibition, San Francisco, CA
2009 Paintings, Hope and Grace, Napa Valley, CA (solo show)
2008 The Best I’ve Ever Had, Art Engine Gallery, San Francisco, CA (two person show)
2008 Site and Situation, Clara Street Projects, San Francisco, CA
2008 The Butcher, the Baker and the Candlestick Maker, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2008 Drawing Show, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2006 The Confinement Series, New Wight Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo show)
2006 Kinross High, UCLA Senior Exhibition, New Wight Gallery, Los Angeles, CA                                 
2003 UCLA Juried Exhibition, New Wight Gallery, Los Angeles, CA



2021 Juror: 43rd Annual Springfest Judged Show and Competition, Moorseville Arts, Moorseville, NC
2020 ArtPop Street Gallery Billboard Recipient, Charlotte, NC
2019 Stimulus: Origins, The McColl Center for the Arts, Panel Discussion
2013 Professional Development Grant, Creative Capacity Fund, Center for Cultural Innovation
2013 JayDeFeo Community Tribute, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Lecture
2011 Nomination for the San Francisco Artist Award, Frey Norris Gallery, San Francisco
2007-2009 The San Francisco Art Institute MFA Graduate Fellowship in Painting (full scholarship)
2009 Nomination for the Headlands Center for the Arts Graduate Fellowship
2009 Nomination for the Ella King Torrey Award
2002 Emerging Artist Scholarship Danville Area Cultural Alliance



2019 Functional Ceramics Workshop – The McColl Center for the Arts, Charlotte, NC
2013 – 2018 Owner – van Ivey Ceramics
2011 – 2012 Pre-College Program Painting Faculty – The San Francisco Art Institute
2010 – 2011 Director/Founder – The Cottage Industry Painting Salon (Exhibition Space), San Francisco
2009 – 2013 Art Instructor – Cornerstone Academy, San Francisco, CA
2008  Graduate Assistant – Art History: 1960 to Present, The San Francisco Art Institute
2008 Teacher’s Assistant – Painting II & III, The San Francisco Art Institute                                               



“Lasting Imprints,” Monique McIntosh, LUXE Interiors + Design, May/June edition, 2021
Studio Visit Magazine, Volume 47 & 48, Summer 2020
“A Good Steward,” Liza Carrasquillo, QC Exclusive, No. 67, June 2020
“Bowled Over,” Alison Clare Steingold, C Home Magazine, September 14, 2014
“Portfolio: Kristen van Diggelen,” Richard Whittaker, Works and Conversations, Volume No. 27, published by Society of for the ReCognition of Art, November 2013
“Overturn the Artifice,” Mark Van Proyen, Art Practical, March 26, 2013
Studio Visit Magazine, Volume 15 /16, Fall 2011
“Her Initials Are Carved Here, Too: A painter returns to a storied building,” Jerome Tarshis, The New Fillmore, May 2011
“Corporeal Existence,” Gloria Balderas, Synchronized Chaos (online edition at, February 7, 2011
“An Artist Finds a Muse and a Legend,” Kristen van Diggelen, The New Fillmore, February 2010
“SF Art Institute: 2009 MFA Graduate Exhibition,” Drew Altizer, 7×7 Magazine (online edition on 7×, June 3, 2009
“Freshly Varnished And Ready for Their Close Up,” JD Beltran, San Francisco Chronicle (online edition at, May 20, 2009
“New Art from Fresh Minds,” JD Beltran, San Francisco Chronicle (online edition at, April 23, 2009