The Ministry of Artistic Affairs
Friday, March 18, 2011

Another great young Canadian artist to watch has an exhibition in New York this month. Kristine Moran opened her second solo effort at Nicelle Beauchene Gallery in the Lower East Side last week. "Protean Slip", inspired by Surrealist, Baroque and Cubist movements from art history, is a series of saturated paintings that explores dreams, hallucination, and logic through abstraction.

At the time of her graduation from the Ontario College of Art and Design, Moran received wide recognition in Toronto, earning a number of important awards, national press, and sold out solo shows. By 2006 she had moved to New York City to continue her fine art education at Hunter College, where she graduated with an MFA in 2008. She has since been invited to take part in prestigious artist residencies (such as the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workshop and the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Studio) and continued to rack up the awards.

Moran is represented in New York City by Nicelle Beauchene Gallery and in Toronto by Monte Clark Gallery. Her work has been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art and will be included in the hotly anticipated upcoming Phaidon publication "Vitamin P2".

Kristine Moran
"Protean Slip"
Nicelle Beauchene Gallery
21 Orchard Street, New York City
March 4 - April 10, 2011

By Randy Gladman for The Ministry of Artistic Affairs.