Kristen Jori is a multimedia artist ranging in practices from performance art to watercolor and experimental video to metalsmithing. She graduated from Arizona State in 2017 and has spent the past 7 years as an active artist, and art coordinator in Phoenix. Kristen has worked with local art collectives in the Phoenix community to put on, participate in and curate shows. Kristen's main focus in her creative expression has been fluidity and embracing change. Kristen plays synth and sings in few local bands, catering to a theatrical performative aesthetic.
Kristen enjoys using multiple mediums for self-expression, and showing how someone can be a Jack/Jill of all trades, and master of some. Her work can be viewed here.
In her free time Kristen watches old animated movies and brews kombucha for her business Bad N Boochee.
Why Metro Arts?
"I love being a part of a community that promotes art to our youth. It would have been amazing to be immersed in this kind of environment as a kid in school. So much power and freedom comes from learning to express yourself creatively at an earlier age, and I'm glad to be able to provide that kind of experience and setting for others."