In her stunning and haunting multimedia works, Kristen Valent is able to move the soul. She captures simple content from her daily surroundings as a farmer’s daughter, and somehow creates a magical visual that will stay with you. Kristen is a compassionate and beautiful human, and her work allows for these qualities to shine though – with abandon. If I seem bias, I am. I am a HUGE fan of her collection, namely her Prosperity Lamb found on foundation. In her process, she uses photography, and merges this with the knowledge from her fine art background. Take a look below to learn a bit more about Kristen from our Q&A.
Tell me a bit about yourself:
I am 1998 graduate of R.I.T with a degree in Illustration. Upon graduation, I moved to Atlanta, GA working with the top agencies and fortune 100 companies where I was heavily focused on graphic design, illustration, photography, and marketing. This all came to a sudden halt in 2009 when I suffered a brain injury that deeply affects my visual system which limited my ability to work more than 5-10hrs a week for the past 12yrs. Thankfully, I was gifted the blessing of a new specialist who has opened up the doorway to more eye movements allowing me to create my artwork again after years of being buried.
What is one sentence you’d use to describe yourself?
I am a multidisciplinary artist and farmers daughter who celebrates every moment in life.
Name (Display name)
Where are you from?
Buffalo New York
What is your favorite thing to do on a weekend?
One thing you cannot live without?
Who is your favorite artists (Non NFT)?
Who is your favorite NFT artist?
What made you pursue NFT art?
I followed the tech for years but didn’t have the physical capability to do it. Once I did, I jumped on board with full passion being able to create again; as well as, to hopefully gain funds for my continued brain/vision therapies.
What is the one piece of NFT art you wish you had purchased but missed out on?
I can’t say that there is one as I believe to focus on the moment and not what I miss.
If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go?
Santorini Greece Links and such: https://linktr.ee/kristenvalent
Link to Website:
I do not have one yet since I’ve only been able to create for the past 5months again and still struggle with eye movements. I will be working on this though.
NFT marketplace links:
Link to any pieces you want to highlight in the piece (and prices if necessary)
1) Foundation Prosperity Ram
This is my genesis piece and the first piece of fine art that I created in attempting to bring the core of me back. https://foundation.app/@kristenvalent/foundation/104807 0.4 $ETH
2) Foundation Heritage
1 $ETH Rare photographs of my turkey that can never be naturally recreated.
3) Summer Nights
This is my family farm where I was taught what strength and perseverance that setme up for the rest of my journey in life.
4) Resurgence from Endless Transformation. This collection is about the expansion of your mind to see beyond what’s right in front of you.
Biggest piece sold? 0.25 $ETH
Anything else you’d like to share?
Just be thankful for everything you have every single day because you never know when it can be taken away. I never could have anticipated that the simple action of moving my eyes could crash my whole body. Life, Laugh, and Love Always.