Kristina Gosh is an interdisciplinary artist and educator based in Chicago and Vermont.
Her art practice combines yoga asana & philosophy with writing, social performance, sculptural painting, installation, and collage techniques to ponder the organic dichotomies of life . . .

the natural and the synthetic ~ the urban and the rural ~ the modern and the antiquated ~ the balanced and the unstable ~ the dis-eased and the well ~ the sane and the mad.

Kristina is deeply inspired by the Fluxus art movement and navigates the world through the idea that art and life are one and the same.
Slowness, Experimentation, and Chance are at the crux of her process.
The lyrical worlds of musician Neko Case also provide great artistic inspiration ~ Case’s gritty, ethereal fables resonate profoundly with the internal dreamscapes that inform Kristina’s work.

Kristina became a member of ARC Gallery & Educational Foundation as an emerging artist new to Chicago, and credits her early professional development to the sisterhood and mentorship she received from fellow members of this feminist women's cooperative. She served on the board of directors, then on the advisory board, and over twenty years later remains an affiliate member of this historic gallery that was founded in 1973.

As an educator, Kristina has over twenty-five years experience working with nearly every age group from toddler to college student.
She has been a ski instructor, nanny, ESL tutor, after school program manager for under-served youth, instructional designer, college faculty member, arts integration specialist, teaching artist, art camp instructor, and most recently an arts & SEL education consultant for Chicago Public Schools.
She is currently shifting focus to share embodied SEL techniques with students and teachers through trauma-informed yoga resources. This sharing takes place during in-school, arts integrated movement residences and after school clubs.

Kristina has exhibited and performed her work worldwide at venues including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival; Galerie der Gedok (Hamburg, Germany); The Redhead Gallery (Toronto, ON); Tomato Art School (Shanghai, China); Amos Eno Gallery (Brooklyn, NY); The Chicago Humanities Festival; The Center for Book & Paper Arts (Chicago); Spoke Gallery (Chicago); The Chicago Moving Company; Ragdale Foundation (Lake Forest, IL); Studio Place Arts (Barre, VT), eye lounge (Phoenix, AZ); ARC Gallery & Educational Foundation (Chicago), and Art on Track Chicago – a mobile art festival on a CTA train.
She also performed fluxus scores by Alison Knowles in a concert ensemble led by Knowles at Columbia College Chicago.

Kristina holds a double BA in Studio Art & French from the University of Vermont and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts & Media from Columbia College Chicago. She is certified in youth mental health first aid, trauma-informed yoga education for children, and is currently working on her RCYT certification through Yoga Alliance.

Kristina has been the recipient of the VSA ArtsConnect Scholarship, a 3Arts Award nomination in the teaching arts category, two CCAP TE@M Convergence Learning Fellowships, and the Albert P. Weisman Award.

photo: Simon The Nephew, age 6