Krista Steinke is an experimental artist working in photography, film, video, and installation. Her practice revolves around human-environmental relationships, the passage of time, and photography’s unique role in how we engage with the physical world. The plight of insects, the pathway of the sun, a hurricane, and now, a virus—her work explores how nature impacts our lives in ways that are both obvious and more mysterious, while alluding to critical issues surrounding the environment.
Krista’s work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions across the country, as well as internationally, including the Santa Fe Center for Contemporary Arts, NM; Spartanburg Art Museum, SC; Brauer Museum of Art, IN; Houston Museum of Fine Arts, TX; Photo Miami, FL; Delaware Museum of Art, DE; Denver Month of Photography, CO; The Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, VA; The National Weather Center, OK; Atlanta Jackson International Airport, GA; Schmidt Dean Gallery, PA; El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, NM; New York Hall of Science, NY; and the Asia Culture Center, Republic of Korea .
Her time-based works have been screened at The Dallas Contemporary, TX; Detroit Museum of New Art, MI; Currents New Media Festival, NM; Jersey City Art Museum, NJ; Aurora Picture Show, TX; Earth Day Film Festival, CA; Symphony Space, NY; Sarai Media Lab, New Delhi; Goliath Visual Space, NY; Baltimore Artscape, MD; and the Green Screen Environmental Film Festival, Trinidad + Tobago; among others. She is the recipient of a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship, two grants from the Puffin Foundation, a Promise Award from the Sustainable Arts Foundation, and a Fellowship in Photography from the Howard Foundation.
Krista received a MFA in Photography and Digital Imaging from The Maryland Institute, College of Art, a BFA in Studio Art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a BA in Art and Humanities from Valparaiso University. She has been a visiting artist at numerous colleges and universities, and has participated in several professional events and conferences, including the International Digital Media and Arts Association (iDMAa), the International Symposium for Electronic Art (ISEA), Review Santa Fe, the Invision Photo Festival, and the Society for Photographic Education (SPE).
She has lived all over Texas and in New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Chicago, among other places. Currently, she divides her time between Houston and New York State.