Born 1978 in Indiana/USA.
Kristina Estell has a B.F.A. in sculpture from Herron School of Art in Indianapolis and she received an M.F.A. in sculpture from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis in 2004. In 2000 she also attended the Haystack Mountain School of Craft, Deer Isle, Maine.
In 2009 she was awarded a full scholarship from the Pilchuck Glass School in Seattle and in 2007 Estell received a McKnight Foundation Grant.
Kristina Estell was a resident artist at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson/Vermont, USA in 2007, she held an International Artist Residency in Csopak, Hungary (2006) and a residency at the Takihata Art Walking Project in Kawachinagano, Japan in 1999.
Selected projects: »Happy Tree Friends or Standing: tree as agent, index, object of desire«, group exhibition, La Esquina Gallery, Kansas City, 2009; »Kind«, solo exhibition, Duluth Art Institute, Duluth, MN, 2008; »AIR« group exhibition Vizivarosi Gallery, Budapest, Hungary, 2008; »Minnesota Biennial 3D II«, group exhibition, Minnesota Museum of American Art, St Paul, Minnesota, 2007; »Cover«, solo exhibition at the Art of This Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2007.
Kristina Estell teaches at the University of Wisconsin and continues to pursue her sculptural and installation research.