Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Kirsten McCrea is a Canadian artist who landed in Montreal for a few years en route to her current home in Toronto. In Montreal she honed her drawing skills in the city’s bustling collaborative art scene, making large scale drawings alongside dozens of artists, occasionally indoors but often in the city streets.
Her multi-disciplinary art practice encompasses painting, drawing, print, publishing, and installation, with an eye to bright colours, temporal experiences, and accessible endeavours. In 2008 she founded the affordable art subscription Papirmass, which has sent over 45,000 prints by 100+ artists and writers to thousands of people around the world.
Named one of the Top 30-Under-30 artists in Canada by Blouin Artinfo, her work has exhibited in Toronto’s AGO, Montreal’s Musée des Beaux Arts, and the Shanghai International Arts Festival, and has appeared in numerous publications, including The Globe and Mail, Canadian Art, and BUST Magazine. She lives with her husband and collaborator Jp King.
Free, all are welcome. Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre, 7 Lorne Street.