Kristen Lied Peyton
Kristen Peyton is a painter, printmaker, and muralist working from observation and invention. She is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and a graduate of the College of William and Mary (B.A. ’12) and the University of New Hampshire (M.F.A. ’17). In 2017 and 2016, she was selected to participate in Manifest Gallery’s MASTER PIECES in Cincinnati, Ohio, as well as First Street Gallery’s “MFA National Competition” in New York City, juried by Lance Esplund, art critic for the Wall Street Journal, and Oxford Art Alliance’s “National Juried Exhibition” in Oxford, Pennsylvania, juried by Jennifer Samet, writer for HyperAllergic and co-director of Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects. In 2015, she participated in several juried shows, including: The Drawing Room's "Emerging Artists" in Cos Cob, Connecticut, the Association for the Visual Arts’ "Fresh 15" in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and The Linda Matney Gallery’s "Untitled 1," in Williamsburg, Virginia. In addition to exhibiting paintings and works on paper, Kristen has sought opportunities to create public works through the painting of murals, both locally and abroad. In 2015, she painted a 4’x33’ mural installed on the outside of William and Mary’s historic Tucker Hall, which gained recognition from the College’s Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity for its interweaving of significant literary masterpieces from Western and non-Western cultures. As a college student, Kristen secured funding from William and Mary’s Charles Center to paint murals inside the walls of a girls’ rescue home in Managua, Nicaragua.