Crista grew up in Iowa. BFA in Painting and Creative Writing from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2015. Visual work has been show at the Dodge Painting Gallery, Blue Djin Gallery, Vacant Farm, Green Lady Gallery, ArtsBar, Night Blooms Darkroom and Bookstore, H&R Block ArtSpace, and LUMA Westbau museum in Zürich, Switzerland. Poetry has been published in Sprung Formal, KCAI’s Compendium, Not Sorry Zine, and Retrograde Craft. First book of poetry, Fleeting, Sacred on Spartan Press in 2015. Her practice—paralleled in both visual and written works—is an exploration of the body and the mind’s relationship to environment, trauma, time, and phantasmagoria. More Crista at and

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