Hargis combines layered, gestural surfaces with strong drawn lines to create haunting still-life and portrait paintings. The use of intensely expressive imagery in the work is based on personal narrative.
Kris Hargis' work has been featured in Born Magazine at http://www.bornmagazine.org.
Kris received an MFA from Boise State University in 2016, where he continues to teach, and a BFA from the University of Kansas in 1998. He recently led intensive self-portrait and sculpture workshops in historic Atlanta, ID. In the summer of 2014, he completed a residency at the Penland Schol of Crafts, Penland, NC. He has received commissions from Portland Center Stage, Starbucks, and Boston Magazine. He has also been featured in numerous group exhibits throughout the Pacific Northwest, including Curiously Alighted: Contemporary Drawing Practices at Sheehan Gallery, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA; and drawing(s) 40+ artists/200 works: A 25th anniversary exhibition, Art Gym, Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, OR.
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