Biography

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" Unlike the traditional art forms, my pigments and dyes are of primary colors. Secondary and tertiary colors are created as the primary layers mix on the paper. As an artists, I choose the shades of yellow or blue but the batik chooses the resulting green. This process may appear limiting but within those limitations are limitless possibilities. Often like life itself, the very process requires a give and take and a relinquishing to the results without an attachment to the outcome".

- Kristine Allphin

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Kristine's education and experience in illustration and composition bring an original style, sensitivity, and craftsmanship to her batik work. She has won numerous awards and exhibitions including Stuhr Museum and Nebraska Arts Council and Museum of Nebraska Art. She was featured in the April 2016 issue of Art and Architecture Magazine as an emerging artist to watch. Her work has been purchased for use on Hollywood movie sets, corporations, hospitals and private collectors as far away as Canada and Sri Lanka.

Although Batik is a challenging medium, Kristine's goal and purpose as an artist are to push it's limits to a level of fine art. She utilizes her knowledge of illustration and design and experimentation of non-traditional batik materials to produce the many complicated color blends and combinations.

She and her family reside in the Hastings Nebraska where she finds inspiration in the always changing seasons, native grasses and vast prairie landscapes.

What is Batik?

Batik is an ancient decorative art used to embellish textiles. The textiles or paper is immersed in a dye bath. Wax is applied to preserve the color. This process is repeated many times creating additional color combinations and detail. In the end, the wax is removed revealing the finished art.

Today, many batiks are created by painting the dye on the fabric. This is considered a faux batik method. Kristine prefers to use the ancient vat dying method when applying the dyes to the textiles. This traditional process is time-consuming and complicated but each color is a combination of the previously applied colors, causing her to work from primaries to neutral and light to dark hues. A thorough understanding of color theory is required for this process but the results are the unique color combinations found in her work.

Upcoming Events:

Museum of Nebraska Art Spirit Exhibit, Kearney Nebraska 2020

Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art  2020 Vision: Nebraska’s Top 20  August Sept 2020

Awards, Publications and Installations

2017 Omaha Entertainment and Arts Award Nomination, Best two person show, Omaha Nebraska


Mary Lanning  Memorial Hospital, Hastings Nebraska. Commissioned art installation completed July 2016

Western Art and Architecture Ones To Watch: Spotlighting the works of mixed-media artist Kristine Allphin February March Issue 2016 Link

Stuhr Museum, Wings Over the Platte Juried Exhibit, Best of Show "Prairie Platte" February-March 2015

Nebraska Life Magazine,  Featured Article September - October Issue 2014

Ernestine Quick Memorial Art Competition, Honorable MentionJanuary 2014

Artwork Featured in the Movie 'No Good Deed' Release date; summer 2014

2012 Norfolk Art Center, Juried Exhibit. 'Kansas Wheat' Best of Show.

Solo Exhibitions

2018 Lauritzen Gardens, Taking Root,  Omaha Nebraska, July -September


2017 Stuhr Museum, Grand Island Nebraska, February-April

2016 Hornady  Art Gallery, Crane Trust, August - October.

2016 Longwell Art Museum, Neosho Missouri January February 


2015 Meadowlark Gallery, Grant Nebraska July 

2014 Crane Trust Solo Exhibit, Alda, Nebraska May-June

2014 Bone Creek Agrarian Museum of Art, Solo Exhibit, David City Nebraska July - November 

Invitational and Juried Exhibitions

2018 MONA Museum of Nebraska Art, Spirit Gala, Kearney Nebraska, April


2016 Anderson Obrien Fine Art, Gib Neal and Kristine Allphin, Omaha Nebraska October -Novemeber

2016 MONA Museum of Nebraska Art, Spirit Gala, Kearney Nebraska April 


2015 Fred Simon Gallery, Nebraska Arts Council, Omaha Nebraska October- November 


2016 Stuhr Museum, Wings Over the Platte Juried Exhibit, February March 

2014 Crane Trust Nebraska Artists Exhibit, Alda Nebraska March- April 

2013 Crane Trust Center Nebraska Artists Exhibit. Alda Nebraska March-April  

2012 Norfolk Art Center, Norfolk Nebraska  Juried Exhibit 2012.

Other Exhibitions 

2015 Prairie Winds Gallery, Grand Island Nebraska August 

2015 Graham Gallery, Hastings Nebraska 

2014 Noyes Art Gallery, Lincoln Nebraska, October

2012 Columbus Art Gallery, Columbus, Nebraska July- August.

Gallery Representation

Anderson O'Brien Fine Art Old Market
1108 Jackson Street
Omaha, NE 68102
(p) 402.884.0911
(f) 402.884.0932
gallery@aobfineart.com 

http://www.aobfineart.com

Bartenbach Gallery

209 N Locust St # 2,

Grand Island, NE 68801
(P) (308) 382-7575