, a native Texan, moved to Los Angeles in 2014 to complete her MFA at Otis College of Art + Design. The juxtaposed architecture of LA, the smoggy atmosphere, and unique characteristics of the city became source material for her work. Upon moving back to Texas in 2016, Moore viewed Austin through the same lens; the architecture is quickly changing, a new atmosphere is emerging, and the skyline is directly reflecting those elements. Oscillating between these two bustling cities of Austin & LA, lies the open space and peaceful landscape of Marfa. Texas. Often a favorite pit stop during the long road trips back and forth from Texas to California, Marfa holds space as a source of continued inspiration for Moore.
Her Texas roots and California influence have culminated into her current body of work. Often inspired by Ed Ruscha’s work Every Building on the Sunset Strip and A Few Palm Trees, Moore sources the images that influence her paintings from her many car rides, walks, and hikes up to overlooks. A homage to Hollywood, Moore also finds visual influence for her work in the world of film; particularly from visionaries such as Stanley Kubrick, Ridley Scott, and Alfred Hitchcock.
Kristin currently lives in Austin. Her work continues to explore architecture, and atmosphere while oscillating through the ever-changing skyline of Austin, the landscapes of Los Angeles, and the highways in between.