Kristin Selesnick

Education
2013The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, Boston, MA Master of Fine Arts in Visual Art
2007Wheaton College, Norton, MA Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art Summa cum Laude
Minors in Art History and Theater Studies
2006Burren College of Art, Co. Clare, Ireland Intensive studio art summer course
2005Studio Art Centers International, Florence, Italy Semester abroad
Solo Exhibitions
2013Brookline Town Hall, “On the Road: Envisioning Landscape by Car,” Brookline, MA
2012Brookline Town Hall, “Winter Visions,” Brookline, MA
2011Brookline Town Hall, “Coastal Wanderings,” Brookline, MA
2010Brookline Town Hall, “Crossing Shores and Sea Jellies,” Brookline, MA
2009Studio370, “Maine Waters,” Holliston, MA
Selected Exhibitions
2016Site: Brooklyn, "American Road Trip", Brooklyn, NY
McGowan Fine Art, "Love, Lust, & Desire", Concord, NH
2015Warehouse XI, "Re: Classified" AIB/LUCAD Alumni Biennial, Somerville, MA
University Place Gallery of CAA, "Paint", Cambridge, MA
Kathryn Schultz Gallery of CAA, "Fields of Viewpoints" small group show, Cambridge, MA
McGowan Fine Art, "Art & Bloom", Concord, NH
McGowan Fine Art, "Love, Lust & Desire", Concord, NH
2014Boston International Fine Art Show, represented by McGowan Fine Art, Boston, MA
2013University Place Gallery of CAA, “69th Members Prize Show”, Cambridge, MA
Kathryn Schultz Gallery of CAA, “New Members Show”, Cambridge, MA
University Place Gallery of CAA, “Scenes of Summer”, Cambridge, MA
Somerville Museum, “SOS Artists’ Choice Show”, Somerville, MA
InsideOUT Gallery, “SOS Group Exhibit”, Somerville, MA
Arts at the Armory, “Somerville Open Studios”, Somerville, MA
University Hall Gallery, “MFA in Visual Arts Graduate Exhibition”, Cambridge, MA
2011Outpost 186, “Visionseven,” Cambridge, MA
2009Framingham Public Library, “Danforth Student Selections,” Framingham, MA
2008New Civilitea, “Vibrant Reflections,” Salem, MA
Gallery 55 West, “Showroom Selections,” Natick, MA
Danforth Museum School, “Summer Selections,” Framingham, MA
2007Danforth Museum School, “New Faculty and Staff,” Framingham, MA
Beard and Weil Galleries, Wheaton College, “Proof,” Norton, MA
New Civilitea, “The Essence of Ireland,” Salem, MA
Awards and Affiliations
2015-Gallery Representation, McGowan Fine Art, Concord, NH
2013-14Member, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA
2013Member, Somerville Open Studios, Somerville, MA
2009-12Member, Brookline Artists. Brookline, MA
2007Forsythe Prize for Studio Art. Wheaton College. Norton, MA
Teaching
2013-14SmartSummers Theater Arts Program, Brookline, MA. Art Teacher, Art classes for ages 7-13.
2013-14Private Instructor of Art Lessons – Painting, Brookline, MA (3rd and 4th grade students).
2013Cambridge Art Association, Brookline, MA. “Create It Night” Workshop Instructor:
Painting Landscapes from Reference Photographs
2013Public Schools of Brookline, Brookline, MA. Art Teacher, Heath School Afterschool Activities Program.
2010-11Public Schools of Brookline, Brookline, MA. Art Teacher, Pierce School Enrichment Program.
2007-09Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA. Art Teacher, Grades K – 8.
2007-09Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA. Associate School Registrar and Children’s Program
Coordinator.
Selected Commissions
2011 Commissioned Painting for Executive Director of Alumnae/i Relations and Annual Giving,
Wheaton College, Norton, MA.
2011Commissioned Painting for Director of Alumnae/i Relations, Wheaton College, Norton, MA.
2010Commissioned Painting for Board of Trustees Chair. Wheaton College, Norton, MA.

Kristin Selesnick

Getting in my car, driving familiar roads and highways of New England, I record the moving landscape on video, select still images from the footage, and transcribe each moment into paintings. My paintings are hybrids of my memory, the camera sensor and my view of the video stills. Like the windshield of a car, my paintings mediate between interior and exterior worlds. Within the liminal space of the moving car, visual awareness is constantly shifting. The car serves as a platform for interaction with the natural world; the enclosed bubble allows its viewer to move quickly through landscape without ever directly encountering its elements. I paint to investigate the images found within the accumulated blur of forgettable experiences, simultaneously attempting to reach beyond mediation while confining myself to it.