Kristen’s work focuses on conceptual installations and intuitive painting that begin with concentrated introspection and behavioral observation rooted in her study of spirituality and social psychology.  Her art explores how thought, spirituality, and culture (currently digital culture) affect human behavior and relationships.

Watson has completed artist residencies at New City Galerie, Burlington, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Rensing Center in South Carolina. She exhibits her work locally and regionally in group and solo shows, and has been selected for several juried exhibits. Her work is also held in private and public collections.

Watson spent her formative years in Ohio and Virginia then traveled the northeast for several years before settling in Vermont in 2000. She spent over a decade as a medical professional before committing to her studio practice & business full time.

She holds degrees in Studio Art and Psychology from the University of Vermont (summa cum laude) and a Vermont Art Educator license. Currently she teaches at Burlington City Arts and Davis Studio, and is also a teaching artist for the Vermont Arts Council, and a VAC grant recipient. 

Kristen M. Watson, A Vermont based mixed media artist, spent one month in a secluded live/work studio in rural Western South Carolina as an artist in residence at the Rensing Center. Learn more about and purchase Kristen's work at

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Kristen and Dave, her husband, #1 art critic, fabricator, and installation engineer, have been married for thirteen years and make their home in the New North End of Burlington, Vermont, where they enjoy outdoor adventures, movies, public radio, playing, and relaxing in the hammock.

Kristen makes and teaches art in a broad range of media. She’s a licensed art educator and Vermont Arts Council teaching artist. Her work is shown regionally and held in private collections. 

Kristen standing in front of her installation,  Life in the cabinet (timeline of a woman's life), 2 016, part of the SHE Project - Part I. 

Kristen standing in front of her installation, Life in the cabinet (timeline of a woman's life), 2016, part of the SHE Project - Part I.