Kristin Schattenfield-Rein grew up the youngest of seven children in the suburbs of Washington D.C.She she studied fine art at Bard College with Judy Pfaff, moved to NYC and worked as Matthew Barney's production manager on his Cremaster Cycle.
Thought of as a process maker, the act of making the work is as important as the final result. Kristin Schattenfield-Rein's latest work is concentrated on mixed media primarily glass and polymer resins. The 2 dimensional work has become more textured and moves into hanging sculpture. The current pieces adhere ? just barely ? to the convention of wall hangings, they creep past their edges, becoming sculptural and suggestive of something beyond the obvious.
The work is layer upon layer of varying materials adding and subtracting until a moment of grace is achieved.
Kristin Schattenfield-Rein shows and is featured in permanent collections both abroad and nationally.
She currently lives in Philadelphia with her husband and two children.