Jeffrey Kriksciun was raised in various stops around the country; as an adult he was based out of San Francisco, then Portland Oregon, and for the last five years he has lived and worked in Stockholm, Sweden. Working with any materials he comes across, Jeffrey is mostly self-taught, while taking art classes here and there along the way. He is currently focusing on self-publishing drawing zines and tattooing.
Jeffrey arrived August 11th, and will be in residence until September 2nd. Of his work he says:
"Life and everything that encompasses it, is weird.
Taboos, perversions, chaos, technology, simplicity, peace, love; it's hard to find an uninteresting subject.
Our thoughts are ancient. The way we process and interpret them remains a mystery. Primal instincts embedded in plastic.
Through my work, I try to bring to surface the absurdity in the mundane, highlighting ideas that make us who we are, good and bad. Creation as coping mechanism."
Rose chose to skip Art School and has been supporting herself through her art and craft since 2011. Notable sales include six rugs sold to Urban Outfitters, and a series of custom puppets for the National Czech & Slovak Museum. Rose and table-mate Rachel Mckay, have been voted "Best In Show" at the UICA Holiday Art Market consecutively 2011- 2012. Rose sells her work on Etsy and locally under the name "Brave Hand Textiles"
She arrived at Shared Space on August 2nd, and will be in residence through the 26th.