• EXHIBITION - Hillstrom Museum

    November 22, 2021- January 28, 2022

  • EXHIBITION - The Watkins Gallery, Winona State University

    Fall 2022

  • Ballade of the Red Fox exhibition - Form + Content Gallery

    September 16, 2021 - October 23, 2021

  • 2019 Award of Excellence from juror Roger Boulay at Carnegie Center for the Arts, Mankato MN

    Kristen Lowe's piece contains an astonishing command of charcoal. The work has spontaneity and surprises, yet other passages of patient, deliberate mark-making. There have been several articles written about the artist Anish Kapoor acquiring the exclusive rights to Vantablack, apparently, the darkest substance known. I wonder if Kapoor would reevaluate after seeing the fish in Lowe's drawing, rendered impossibly black by both the artist's masterful application of charcoal to paper as well as the impending doom of the fish's fate.

  • 2018 Award of Excellence from juror, Chad Rutter at Carnegie Center for the Arts, Mankato MN

    This was one of the first pieces that caught my eye in the crowd of work when I first entered the gallery. It is bold and rich as you would expect a charcoal drawing to be, but cleanly articulated with a range of mark making that never feels disparate. As for subject, where much wildlife art is a faithful rendering of a frozen moment, this is a piece that acknowledges the experience of kinetic action. We do not just admire the form of the bird; we hear the sound of impact and feel the spray of water.


  • Minneapolis Star Tribune - May 7th 2015

  • City Pages A List - May 8th 2015

  • Southwest Metro Magazine - Sept 2014

  • Minneapolis St Tribune feature - December 6th 2013

  • Public Television - Minnesota Original - September 15th 2012

  • Hillstrom Museum Exhibition - Sep 12-Nov 6 2011