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Krista Reuter is a Michigan-based artist recognized for her hand cut and hand torn layered paper creations. Her work is an exploration of light and shadow created from the space between the two and three dimensional. She received her BFA from Iowa State University and continued her education at the Royal College of Art in London, England. As a fine art professional, her award winning work is exhibited nationally. In 2016 Krista's work was publishd in Studio Visit Magazine and highlighted in a group exhibition in Door County featuring works created solely in paper titled, Pulp and Possibilities.
Paper is wonderful in its simplicity observes Krista. It is playful, delicate, colorless and colorful. It reflects light, creates depth and accepts embellishment beautifully. These possibilities initiate her creative process, which embodies both sculpture and installation. Krista's goal is for the work to appear minimal, yet monumental as well as a celebration of the handmade. By playing with unconventional drawing tools, she experiments with how a line can be formed by the impact of light reflections and how the result is delicate, yet has strong definition. Using monochromatic color schemes pares down the language of the piece. Krista concludes that the process of reductive art is very challenging: "I go through much work to reach a simple statement. I strive to have the confidence to say more with less."