Kristina Knipe is one of four photographers from our ISO & Rainbows open call that was selected for an honoree article. Below you can read more about her series, If you go down the hall, and learn more about the photographer!
Kristina Knipe is based in New Orleans and primarily works in the medium of photography, video, and bookmaking. Born and raised in Allentown, Pennsylvania, she earned her BFA from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts in 2012 and her MFA from Tulane University in 2016. Kristina is a recipient of the Leon and Michaela Constantiner Fellowship and the Center of Photography at Woodstock’s Photographer’s Fellowship Fund. Recently, her photography was exhibited at Press 5 Gallery in New Orleans and her collaborative work involving self-injurers was exhibited New Orleans Community Print Shop and Parse Gallery.
If you go down the hall
I seek to communicate the interplay between emotional, physical and spiritual states of being. My process involves the ritualistic collecting and layering of objects, symbols, and myth. The images are talismanic- surfaces inscribed with myth and power. Objects that are precious to others or myself figure prominently in the work. The Tarot, an intensely coded system of archetypes and symbols, serves as a source and at times a subject. Intensely ordered arrangements are offset by chaotic spills of objects that speak of decadence, decay, and abundance.