Sculptor Kristin Thielking received a BA in Fine Art and Comparative Literature from Brown University in Rhode Island and an MFA in Sculpture from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Kristin has taught sculpture at the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point since 2001. She has also taught at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, University of Wisconsin, Madison and Penland School of Crafts.
She has exhibited and presented on her work widely. Interdisciplinary collaboration is at the root of her practice, and she has a special interest in working with language as a material, and in work that inspires dialogue about the state of the environment and environmental stewardship.
Kristin works most often with artist-book maker, glass artist, and poet, Lisa Beth Robinson, sculptor Keven Brunett, and the Catching a Wave Collective: a group of 6 artists, scientists, and writers.
She has participated in artist-in-residence programs such as the John Michael Kohler Arts/Industry program, WI, Edenfred, WI and the Vermont Studio Center.
Kristen has presented on her research at numerous conferences including Society and the Sea - University of Greenwich, London, Art and the - Trinity College, Dublin, College Book Art Association Conference - Tallahasse, FL, Artists Now Series - University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and Glass Art Society Conference - St. Petersburg, FL.
Kristin has been commissioned to design and fabricate numerous large-scale public art projects, including permanent and temporary site-specific installations and sculptural design commissions. These include:
- The Wisconsin Percent for Arts commission for the Waukesha State Office Building
- Medical Collage of Wisconsin, Wausau Campus, WI
- Marshfield Clinic in Marshfield, WI
- Milwaukee’s Third Ward Arts Walk
- Dubuque River Walk, Iowa
- Bank of Wausau, WI
- University of Indianapolis, IA
- Magee-Gerrer Museum of Art in OK
- Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Madison, WI