Krista Steinke is a lensbased artist whose work focuses on the human-environmental relationship and photography’s unique ability to help us navigate the physical and cultural landscape. Drawing from a variety of sources such as folklore and mythology, art and photographic history, scientific areas of study, and personal experience, her work calls attention to our desire to connect with the natural world and reflects upon how our presence fits into the scope of the larger universe.
Krista has exhibited in museums and galleries across the country, as well as internationally. Her works are represented in public and private collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Woodmere Museum in Philadelphia, the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Brauer Museum of Art, Johnson & Johnson Corporation, and Fidelity Investments, among others. Awards include a Pennsylvania Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, a grant from the Puffin Foundation, an Artist Residency at Light Work, a Promise Award from the Sustainable Arts Foundation, and most recently a Fellowship in Photography from the Howard Foundation.
Krista received a BA in Art and the Advanced Humanities from Valparaiso University, a BFA in Studio Art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a MFA in Photography and Digital Imaging from The Maryland Institute, College of Art. She has lived all over Texas, in New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Seattle, and Chicago, among other places. Currently, she resides in Houston and Western New York and teaches in the Visualization Department at Texas A&M University.