Happy Studio Sunday! We thought you could use a little color in this dreary weather, so we are featuring the vibrant work of Kristi Kohut. We were so inspired by her beautiful studio and process and just knew we had to share. Learn more about her work and submit to next week's feature.
Kristi is a mixed-media artist based in Chicago. Her process is inspired by color and pattern found in nature, often using a variety of media including acrylic, watercolor, ink, pastels and glass beads.
In 2007, in addition to her fine art practice, Kristi founded Hapi Art & Pattern, an art and design studio dedicated to making fine art reproductions, high-end fabrics, pillows, poufs and wallpaper - in Kristi’s signature colorful style. In every piece of her art, you’ll find not only the highest quality materials, but a ridiculous amount of love, passion and attention to detail.
Kristi was named one of “7 next-big-thing artists” by Elle Decor magazine and her work has been available at the Architectural Digest Home Show in NYC, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, West Elm, Nordstrom, One Kings Lane, Domino and Minted. She and her studio have also been featured in HGTV Magazine, Luxe Interiors and Design, Domino magazine, World of Interiors, Real Simple, Martha Stewart, Lonny, Design Sponge and more. Her work is currently represented by Walker Contemporary and has been exhibited at the River East Art Center and the ARC Gallery in Chicago, IL. In 2010, she was awarded the Juror’s Choice fine art award at the Chicago Art Open.
When Kristi isn’t in her studio, you might find her practicing yoga, knocking the ball around the tennis court or soaking up inspiration in the latest fashion mags. She’s also a self-proclaimed “foodie” conveniently married to an excellent cook. Kristi and her husband live north of Chicago with their son, Owen.