Kristin Schattenfield-Rein grew up the youngest of seven children in the suburbs of Washington D.C. where Kristin’s family exposed her to a wide array of arts and culture. As a teenager, she was immersed in the subculture of D.C.’s underground punk rock scene, as well as studying classical painting and drawing at the Corcoran Museum of Art.

Kristin’s current artistic process began to take shape after having two children. Thought of as a process maker, the act of making the work is as important as the final result. She creates a form of painting with different mediums that produce a layered reticulative effect. The work is creating dynamic structures of growth, building, and the ideas of creation. Her latest work is concentrated on materials new to her, mainly epoxy resin, glass, sand, graphite flake and silvered tar.