Kristin Sjaarda, Photographer

After winning an International Scholarship to the Colorado Institute of Art, Kristin Sjaarda went on to work as a photographer for 25 years in the commercial and editorial fields. Using the style of Dutch Golden Age painters as a jumping-off point, and objects passed down to her from her Dutch grandmother’s family, she photographs flowers grown in her downtown Toronto neighborhood alongside the flora and fauna that live and thrive in an urban environment. Selections from this series have been shown in galleries in Toronto, New York City, Miami, Hamburg and London UK. Kristin Sjaarda leads workshops and gives talks in such institutions such as the Ontario Science Centre about the intersection of art and biology. She lives in Toronto, Canada with her photographer husband and their three boys.

Follow Kristin on Instagram: @ksjaar


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