The Weight of Doves, 2007. Glazed stoneware, 60 x 59 x 46 cm.

Klara Kristalova: Craft and the Subconscious

A new voice in sculpture, Klara Kristalova shapes subconscious and dark states of being. Her unique personalizations immerse the viewer in human and animal states of mind. She was a baby when her parents fled Czechoslovakia in 1968 and moved to Sweden. Her mother died when she was six years old, and she grew up with her artist father and brother. After studying at the Royal Institute of Arts (Kungliga Konsthögskolan) in Stockholm (1988–94), Kristalova began her rise with group and solo exhibitions in Sweden. Her 20 solo exhibitions since 1994 include the “New Work Series” at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 2011 and “Sounds of Dogs and Youth,” a 2012 show at Lehmann Maupin Gallery in New York. Kristalova has exhibited throughout the United States and Europe, and her work is in museum collections and outdoor public sites in Stockholm, Uppsala, and other Swedish cities…see the entire article in the print version of July/August’s Sculpture magazine.