Kirsten specifically works with two major themes in her work; innocence and vulnerability. By creating characters who are at the intersection of innocence, naivety and vulnerability but also awakening to the world and it's flaws, she experiments with this space of questioning. She views this as a powerful space where one often formulates their belief system. Creating characters that are strong and sensitive, who are whole despite being broken, Kirsten seeks to shape imagery that allows for these complexities to co-exist.
"Anatomy of a Heart” is Kirsten’s most recent series of paintings and drawings, inspired by the complex symbology of the human heart - working with the belief that the first visceral connection we make as living beings is the rhythmic sound of our mother's heartbeat. The heart, however, is a symbol of so much more than comfort and connection, but of love, life and loss.
Kirsten Kramer is a figurative artist originating from the artist community of DUMBO in Brooklyn, NY. She developed her interest in figurative work while studying Fine Art at SUNY University of Buffalo. Her work has been displayed throughout Brooklyn in various group and solo exhibitions, as well as shows in Napa, CA.