The art keeps coming and the KC Artist Lifestyle just wont slow down! We are back this week and heading on a little trip over to Tulsa to hang out with the incredibly talented, Krista Jo Mustain (@printpartyprintparty)! We first came along Krista a few months back when we happened across her bold, bright and incredibly fun Instagram page. Her Instagram lead us to her website, which featured beautifully hand created quilts and art pieces all joined together with the charm and humor that seems to wrap up Krista and her artwork. We knew pretty quickly that we needed to include Krista in our Instagram project and have her share her world with all of us.
Krista attended The University of Kansas, where she discovered the mystical 5th floor of the Art and Design building, and quickly developed a passion for hand dyeing quilts and felting rugs. After receiving her Bachelor of Fine Art in Textile Design with a Minor in Art History, Krista moved to Kansas City where she had a studio residency at The Drugstore and further developed her obsession with covering every surface in head to toe pattern. In 2015 she was awarded a grant through Art in The Loop to cover a Kansas City Metro bus stop in vinyl renderings of her quilts and hand cut confetti. Krista has since relocated to Tulsa, Oklahoma where she is currently looking for the next public space in need of confetti and Print Party makeover.
We are very excited to see what Krista has in store for us this week about her artwork and day to day inspiration, so let’s get things kicked off here today with a few words from Krista about her work and motivation…
“I am a fiber artist and textile enthusiast who specializes in hand-dyed quilts for people who are serious about fun.
PRINT PARTY is the celebration of traditional textiles techniques, executed in unexpected colors and patterns, for people who are unafraid of all encompassing color. The process starts with 100% unbleached cotton, and is fueled by inspiration coming from a love of 80’s graffiti and vivid video game-esque dreams. PRINT PARTY is bold and bright; layering colors over each other and bringing to the surface pattern combinations that are often unexpected. My work, whether it be quilts, wall hangings or confetti, is all driven by an obsession with covering every surface in head to toe pattern, and a desire to celebrate everyday activities. I strive to create transformative environments, starting with your bed, to make everyday life a dreamlike oasis. Take a nap under a PRINT PARTY quilt and you’ll have the best dreams of your life.”
We are very excited to see what the world looks like through Krista’s eyes and to see what she will be sharing with us on her Instagram journey. Here are a few images of her artwork and past Instagram photos to get things kicked off…
Be sure to follow Krista on her KCAC Instagram story starting tomorrow Thursday, March 23rd – Tuesday, March 28th!
If you missed any of our previous Artist Lifestyle Artists you can always catch up on the KCAC Instagram (@kcartistscoalition) to see what has been happening or search social media with the hashtags: #kcartistlifestyle #kcacartistlifestyle