Kristin Victoria Barron

Kristin Victoria Barron is an American designer, who founded her multidisciplinary studio practice in 2005, and produces a broad range of work including hand-finished lighting, decorative objects, and vessels, distinguished by their romantic material palette of brass, burled wood, and cast bronze. Each piece emerges from the artist’s dream journals, which are transformed from repeated sketches to sculpted forms and then individual pieces, and characterized by her dream-like blend of mythical and modern elements, quixotic aesthetic, and fine craftsmanship.
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In addition to The Future Perfect, Barron’s designs have appeared at Design Miami as well as fine art and design galleries across the world. She has turned her eye to the interior design world as well, with a series of successful residences along with commercial projects for clients including Nokia, The New York Times and Wonderland Boutique.
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1995-1998 Cranbrook Kingswood, Bloomfield Hills, MI. Cum Laude
1998-1999 Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO. Merit Scholarship in Ceramics
1999-2001 New York University, Gallatin School. B.A. Art History & Ceramic Sculpture. Cum Laude
2001-2004 Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY. M.A. Interior Architecture

Solo Exhibitions

2013    Patrick Parrish Gallery, New York, New York, Orchis Collection

Select Group Exhibitions

2019  Design Miami/ Basel. The Future Perfect. Basel, Switzerland
2018  Designing Women II. Masters, Mavericks, Mavens. New York, New York.
2016  Sight Unseen Offsite. New Useless Machines. New York, New York.
2016  Villa Lena Foundation Show, Toiano, Tuscany.
2016  Design Miami/ Basel. The Future Perfect. Miami, Florida.
2016  Design Miami/ Basel. Patrick Parrish Gallery. Miami, Florida.
2015  Design Miami/ Basel. Patrick Parrish Gallery. Miami, Florida.
2013  Sight Unseen Offsite Noho, New York, New York.
2011  Noho Design District Show. McMasterpieces, Curated by Monica Khemsurov & Jill Singer. New York, New York.

Select Press

2017  The Hollywood Reporter, Hollywood’s New Collecting Craze: Contemporary Design by Degen Pener.
2017  CNN Style, Design in a daze” Exciting objects inspired by dreams by Max Fraser.
2017  Huffington Post, Sculpted from Dreams: Kristin Victoria Barron of Kriest talks about her process by Nathalie Shirinian.
2013  New York Times, Dreamscapes are made of these by Stephen Milloti.