Kristen Terrana is a freelance artist and graphic designer. Born and raised in Queens, NY, she recently relocated to Redding, CT with her husband and two rowdy cats. She has a BFA in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts. She loves painting in different mediums, and playing with color. With a pinch of cute and a dash of dark, Kristen explores diverse themes in her work. Her inspiration comes from her intense love of art history, nature, world travels, riding on the subway, and rock and roll music. Kristen’s work has been published in magazines and books, and she exhibits her personal paintings in galleries around the city.
Recently, Kristen has been working on several personal projects. Her most recent projects include: a series of portraits of her heroes from art history and classic rock, and a children’s book about festivals around the world.
Clients include: Hooked on Phonics, The Maritime Aquarium, UNICEF, The Wall Street Journal: Classroom Edition, Tone Academy of Music, NYC Master Chorale, SUNY Purchase College Conservatory of Music, The Institute of International Education, Barron’s, Pokémon, The American Association for the Advancement of Science, UBM TechWeb, and Heart Gallery NYC.
December 2015: “Ridgewood Market: ArtisanMarket”, Ridgewood, NY
July 2015: Group Show at HiFi Bar, Lower East Side, NY
June 2015: “Ridgewood Market: ArtisanMarket”, Ridgewood, NY
April 2015: “Ridgewood Market: ArtisanMarket”, Ridgewood, NY
April 11-12, 2015: MOCCA Fest 2015, New York, NY
August 2014: “SoNo Arts Celebration”, exhibiting artist with Seven Arts Gallery, South Norwalk, CT
August 2014: “8-Bit and Beyond, Volume 2”, Bottleneck Gallery, Williamsburg, NY
July 2014: “2nd Show” at HiFi Bar, Lower East Side, NY
June 2014: “Ridgewood Market: Artisan Market”, Ridgewood, NY
May 2014: “Launch Show”, HiFi Bar, Lower East Side, NY
April 5-6, 2014: MOCCA Fest 2014, The 69th Regiment Armory, New York, NY
July 2013: “Ridgewood Market: ArtisanMarket”, Ridgewood, NY
June 2013: “Ridgewood Market: Artistan Market”, Ridgewood, NY
May 2013: “Ridgewood Market: Artisan Market”, Ridgewood, NY
April 2013: “Ridgewood Market: Artisan Market”, Ridgewood, NY
January 2013: “Postcards from the Edge: A celebration of Visual Aids’ 25th Anniversary” Sikkema Jenkins & co., NY
May 2012: “Mono Mono”, group art show, Gowanus Print Lab, Brooklyn
November 2011: “Spirit Animal”, group show, White Rabbit’s White Box, NY.
May 2011: “Myths Be Told”, group show, Space on White, NY.
April 2011: “Cover Up”, two woman show, Jadite Galleries, NY.
July 2010: “A Night at the Spinks”, The Spinks Loft, New York, NY
May 2010: The 6×6 Project, May Showcase, Charmingwall Gallery, New York, NY
October 2009: “Visions” at Local Project, LIC.
October 2009: “Salon” at Behr Thyssen Gallery, NY.
September 2008: “Sen, Sueno, Sogno”, three woman show, Two 07 Gallery, NY.
April 2008: “Renovations” group show at Behr Thyssen Gallery, NY.
August 2007: “Blue Reverie” Fat Cat Bar and Gallery, Brooklyn
November 2007: “Square Foot Show”, Art Gotham Gallery, NY.
September 2006 : “Big Brooklyn Art Show”, Laila Lounge, Brooklyn
June 2006: “Summer Salon”, Java Street Studios, Brooklyn
February 2006: “Chance Encounters” Exhibition; Caelum Gallery, NY
May 2005: Senior Exhibition, SVA Illustration Studios, NY
May 2004 : “In Exile” Junior Thesis Exhibit, Visual Arts Gallery, NY
November 2012: “Spirit Animal” group art show, White Rabbit’s White Box, NY
December 2009: Canopus Holiday Concert and Art Exhibition, St. Peter’s Church, New York, NY
November 2007: “Art For Fire”, online art auction to benefit Hurricane Katrina musicians displaced from NOLA.