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Mask Portrait Series

The Mask Portrait Series is Krystl’s most current project. Krystl is a fiscal year 2021 recipient of a Creative Support for Individuals grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature; and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

The series is now completed with a total of 35 portraits. The first time they will be displayed all together is set for January & February 2023 in Granite Falls at the K.K. Berge Gallery.

Layered Artworks

General

Astrological Signs Series

Inspired by Xia Hunt’s “The Nameless One” Tarot Grimoire

Portrait Commissions

Please contact Krystl at krystllouwagie@gmail.com if you are interested in commissioning a portrait similar to these projects.

People Portraits


These were all done on vellum and range from 5×7″ to 8×10″.


Pet Portraits

These were all done on vellum, 5×7″ or 8″x10″.

Other Recent Commissions

Brooklyn Art Library Project

Learn more about the Brooklyn Art Library Project

View my sketchbook on online through the Brooklyn Art Digital Library


PBS Postcards

I was featured on PBS Postcards for their 2024 season! The pictures below are all about the face painting filming, but I also worked on some portraits and comics, as well as did the interview portion, inside my home. I was so nervous to do it, but as everyone knows, the PBS team is awesome at their job and it went great! Thank you Dana for sharing these pictures with me! You can now watch my PBS Postcards segment, titled “Life is a Comic Book” by clicking here.

Brian-Paco “Poems and Pacoian Rants #37”

I collaborated with a fellow artist and friend on their zine! Brian-Paco is a poet and spoken word artist and he makes zines of his poems. He invited me to illustrate one of them for him. This was a fun project, so you can probably expect see more in the future! Follow him here: https://linktr.ee/unitypaco


Prints

Lino Cuts

E-Z Cut/Rubber

Wood Cut

Intaglio

Recent Solo or Duo Exhibits


January through February 2023, “Mask Portrait Series”, K.K. Berge Gallery/Makers on the Minnesota, Granite Area Arts Council, Granite Falls MN


January through April 2023, “Pop-Up Exhibit”, Restored Strength Gym, Marshall MN

Art is buy & take, I replace with new artworks whenever ones are bought.

February 2022, “Color Me Krystl: An Interactive Art Exhibit”, Bluenose Gopher Public House, Granite Falls MN

Coloring pages made for interactive portion of the event:

Photos from event and exhibit:

December 2021 & January 2022, “Inner Selfie, Outer Selfie”, Assemblages by Dan Wahl and Drawings by Krystl Louwagie, Hutchinson Center for the Arts

Click on the above image to view the virtual video tour of the exhibit

March 2021, “Selfie”, Bird Island Cultural Centre

View the Bird Island Video of my exhibit made by Design by Leta


July-August 2020, Marshall Area Fine Arts Council

First slide of the video. Text: Marshall Area Fine Arts Council Gallery. July 7-August 14, 2020: Krystl Louwagie's "Selfie Exploration". A show of self portraits.
Click on the above image to view the video virtual gallery tour of the exhibit

Recent Group Exhibits

Packard Group National Exhibition 2022, Vermillion, SD (Juried Show)

August 26 to September 23, 2022*

This was a unique show because all of the accepted works of art were professionally printed and wheat pasted to a prepared wall outside. My first outdoor exhibition!

*I also had pieces in the 2020 & 2021 exhibitions!

MacRostie Art Center 30th Annual Juried Exhibition, Grand Rapids, MN

August 5th to September 30, 2022

Tatanka Arts Juried Show, Redwood Falls Library, MN

Summer 2022

Southwest Minnesota State University’s Whipple Gallery, Marshall MN

Telling Women’s Stories Exhibit, Spring 2022

Nobles County Art Center, Worthington MN

Annual Community Art Show, April 2022

My mask portrait won a merit award from the juror!

6×6 Exhibit Entries

2023


2022

Prints available

2021

2020

2019

Hutchinson Center for the Arts Community Showcases

Winters 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022


Lanesboro Arts “Spitting Image” Exhibit

Winter 2019

Krystl stands next to framed self portrait in the gallery

I seasonally switched out the pieces on exhibit in the On-Loan gallery in Marshall, MN from Winter 2020 to Spring 2022. The On-Loan Gallery closed when SMAC moved it’s location to Main Street in July of 2022.

Classes and Demonstrations

Layering Class

SWWC Young Artist Conference classes

SMAC Artist Retreat

Granite Area Arts Council in conjunction with my Mask Portrait exhibit


Cartoon You Class


Simple Mandalas Class


Line Portraits Class

Zentangle Inspired Art Class

Recent Markets & Gift Shops

Maker’s Market in Granite Falls, MN

First Thursday of the month for June, July, August & September, 2021


Marshall Area Fine Arts Council Gift Shop

I have inventory that is changed seasonally through the gift shop in Marshall, MN. Framed pieces and cards.

Makers on the Minnesota Gift Shop (Granite Area Arts Council/K.K. Berge Gallery)

I have multiple pieces for sell in the gift shop priced very reasonably.


Legacy Bistro in Lake Benton, MN

I had five pieces up for display at the Legacy Bistro in Lake Benton, MN from August 2021 through June 2022.

Artist Resume

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