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Kristin Loffer Theiss


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Kristin Loffer Theiss

Office Hours: 5:30pm – 6pm  (T, TH) or by appointment
Location: H-223 on the Mount Vernon campus

Bio:   Kristin is a Pacific Northwest native who was born in Kirkland, WA and moved to Mount Vernon when she was three. She began her college education at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, WA where she received a B.A. in Fine Art with an emphasis in drawing and painting (and a double minor in art history & writing). She then drastically changed her surroundings and moved across country to attend graduate school at the School of Visual Arts in NYC where she studied with artists like Jake Berthot, Dorothea Rockburne, Loren Madsen, & Petah Coyne. She received a M.F.A. in Studio Art in 1996. 

Kristin returned to Mount Vernon and became an adjunct faculty member in the art department at Skagit Valley College in 1996 where she has been teaching painting and drawing (off and on) ever since. She has also taught art to children, people with  disabilities and at a juvenile detention. When Kristin is not teaching, she’s designing & making textiles, plush toys, décor accessories, and illustrations for her business, KLT Works, along with contributing to her fine art portfolio.  Her work has been in museum shops, boutiques, private collections, publications, and exhibited all throughout the world. Additionally, Kristin has been a contributing writer and photographer for La Petite Magazine.

Photo Info:  Kristin in a pile of plush pillows that she made with images originally drawn in thread using free motion sewing and then screen printed onto fabric.

Image:  “Bird Cluster” serigraph, 2014
Process: Screen-printing textiles by hand in her home studio

Education of Kristin Loffer Theiss- owner/designer:
School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
MFA, Fine Art, 1996
Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA
BA, Fine Art, Painting & Drawing, 1993
fine art + artist statement

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