Kristina Sheufelt is an interdisciplinary artist and environmentalist based in Detroit, Michigan. She received her BFA from the College for Creative Studies in 2013 and her MFA from the University of Michigan in 2022. In 2017 she attended a National Parks Arts Foundation residency in coastal Texas, and in 2020 was invited to the La Wayaka Current residency in Atacama, Chile. Her graduate thesis exhibition, a research-based installation of kinetic landscapes driven by physiological data collected during intimate interactions with undeveloped land, was awarded the International Sculpture Center’s Outstanding Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture award, as well as the Jean Paul Slusser Award for Best in Show.
Sheufelt’s work deals with themes of permanence and impermanence, exploring parallels in love and loss across human and ecological relationships. Her practice often engages with non-artistic disciplines, primarily environmental and ecological sciences. Time spent engaging in scientific fieldwork, working with conservation and monitoring organizations, and pursuing solitary immersion in backcountry ‘wilderness’ landscapes inform the nature of her work, which manifests in a wide range from wearable performance objects to creative visualizations of scientific data.
Kristina Sheufelt is a selected artist in residence in the upcoming winter cohort at Sculpture Space in Utica, NY and will be presenting a solo exhibition at the Grand Rapids Art Museum in Michigan in the fall of 2024.