Crystal Latimer is a multi-disciplinary artist primarily working in the two-dimensional mediums of painting, drawing, printmaking, and collage. Heavily influenced by her Latina heritage and a lifetime of travel to her mother’s native Costa Rica, her studio practice explores the hybridity and dilution of the Latin American culture.
Crystal’s academic studies have been based out of Western Pennsylvania, obtaining her BFA from Slippery Rock University in 2010, an MA from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) in 2013, and wrapping it up with her MFA from IUP in Spring 2016. Crystal’s recent publications include features in Art Maze Magazine, Ruminate Magazine, Fresh Paint Magazine, and a podcast interview through Dear Pittsburgh. Her work has been extensively exhibited in the regional area, including shows at the Pittsburgh International Airport, Mine House Factory, Gallery 4, and 937 Gallery, to name only a few. Her international experience includes a group show in Hong Kong, China, as well as an Artist Residency at the Joaquín Chaverri Fábrica de Carretas in Sarchí, Costa Rica, both in the year 2014. Crystal was selected for an Emerging Artist Award at Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers Arts Festival in 2016, where she was also presented with a Juror’s Choice Award. Crystal’s work will be on display during Three Rivers Arts Festival 2017, both in the Artist Market and Juried Visual Arts Exhibition. Her work is included in several private collections in addition to the public collections of Indiana State University of Pennsylvania and PNC Bank. An upcoming, self-titled, exhibition at Penn State New Kensington is scheduled for October 2017.
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