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Krysten Koehn

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Los Angeles, CA

Birth year

Lives in
New York

Works in
New York


Yale School of Art, Yale University, 2013, MFA

Representing galleries
109 Gallery

sculpture, conceptual, abstract, performance, landscape, installation, mixed-media



2013 MFA, Painting and Printmaking, Yale School of Art (Expected)

2007 MA with Distinction, Art Education, Studio Emphasis Painting, University of Northern Colorado

2007 Post-Graduate K-12 Visual Art Teaching Certification, University of Northern Colorado

2001 BA, Visual Art, University of Northern Colorado

1998 Period of Study in Visual Art, University of Colorado



Lockwood Grant for Visual Arts

William and Mary Burch Grant for Education

University of Northern Colorado Graduate Student Grant for Visual Arts

Fred Meyer Fellowship for Excellence in Drawing and Painting

Augusta Klavon Oyster Scholarship


Solo Exhibitions

2013     MFA Thesis Exhibition 

              Green Gallery at the Yale School of Art; New Haven, CT, USA

 2010     Enlevée d’Experience

              Galérie Marianne Zanolla; Vauvenargues, France

2007     Compartments of Experience: Graduate Thesis Exhibition

              Oak Room Gallery; Greeley, CO, USA


Selected group exhibitions

2013     What Have You Done For Me Lately?

              109 Gallery; Brooklyn, NY, USA

2012     Comprehensive

               Green Gallery at the Yale School of Art; New Haven, CT, USA

               Shadows Through a Prism

               109 Gallery; Brooklyn, NY, USA

               MFA 2013 Exhibition

               Green Gallery at the Yale School of Art;  New Haven, CT, USA

2011      La Peinture Fraîche: Yale School of Art First Year MFA Exhibition 

               Green Gallery at the Yale School of Art; New Haven, CT, USA

2008       Reuse 2.0

                Bayt Lothan; Kuwait City, Kuwait

2006       University of Northern Colorado Student Exhibition

                 Mariani Gallery; Greeley, CO, USA (awarded best of show)

                 University of Northern Colorado Student Art Gala

                 Tointon Gallery, Greeley; CO, USA

                 Points of Departure

                 Oak Room Gallery; Greeley, CO, USA

2001       University of Northern Colorado Student Exhibition

                Mariani Gallery; Greeley, CO, USA (awarded first place in painting and craft)

                Landscapes and Pillowscapes: A Fiber Arts Exhibition

                Oak Room Gallery; Greeley, CO, USA

2000       University of Northern Colorado Student Art Gala

                 Tointon Gallery; Greeley, CO, USA


Professional Experience

Gallery teacher

Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT, USA  


Creating pertinent lessons and tours for K-12 students and special adult groups based specifically on the gallery’s collections

Key Achievements:

  • Facilitating close observation of original artworks and directing pertinent discussions according to student        interest and relevance
  • Conceptualizing, executing and evaluating studio lesson plans for visiting groups
  • Orchestrating K-12 teacher training workshops in the galleries 
  • Conducting Gallery Highlights Tours
  • Establishing and developing relationships with local schools, teachers and students

Sol LeWitt Wall Drawing Installation Artist 


Realization of LeWitt Wall Drawings in various locations 

Key Achievements:

  • Chosen from a large pool of candidates to successfully interpret and execute Wall Drawings
  • Skilled use of various materials
  • Working effectively in collaboration with museum and gallery administration, staff, supervisors and other artists

Graduate Teaching Assistant of Basic Drawing

Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT, USA 

Fall 2012

Construction of a student-specific basic drawing program in tandem with the professor of record 

Key Achievements:

  • Selected from over 20 graduate students to assist tenured professor with mentoring and teaching undergraduate art students
  • Developing professional relationships with students in order to best encourage and support their artistic development, 
  • Effective critique and evaluation of student work
  • Taking responsibility for course logistics

Art Educator 

Leysin American School, Leysin, Switzerland


Engaging an international student body in, through and about the visual arts while maintaining an autonomous artistic practice

Key Achievements:

  • Visual Arts curriculum conception, execution and assessment for grades 8-Post Graduate
  • Extensive mentorship roles with students including tutoring and private art lessons 
  • In loco parentis role in the dormitory 
  • Leading a wide variety of activities and school cultural trips 
  • Organizing Visual Arts Department bi-annual supply orders

Art Educator/Visual Art Department Coordinator 

American International School, Kuwait City, Kuwait


Guiding students from many cultures in artistic discovery and development; overseeing Visual Art Department logistics

Key Achievements:

  • Extensive International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) curriculum conceptualization, writing, teaching and assessing 
  • Developing IB Scope and Sequence, Benchmarks and Objectives for the Visual Art Department
  • Conducting workshops for successful MYP unit construction
  • Directing, scheduling and curating student gallery space
  • Supervising and organizing Visual Arts Department yearly supply order
  • Conceptualizing and conducting various Visual Art and outdoor sports clubs

Community Service Program Coordinator

American International School, Kuwait City, Kuwait


Creation and administration of student programs that benefit the school, local and global community

Key Achievements:

  • Ensuring the requirements for the Community and Service program are well understood by teachers, students and parents
  • Actively seeking out age/culture-appropriate opportunities for community and service in the school, local and global communities
  • Monitoring activities and evaluating the implementation of the Community and Service Program
  • Effectively guiding homeroom teachers in assisting their students to select or conceptualize service projects
  • Developing and maintaining good relations with community organizations


Bazaar magazine, Kuwait City, Kuwait


Generating a wide variety of images that concur with culture-based articles

Key Achievements:

  • Photographing various gastronomical and cultural venues and events
  • Establishing and developing lasting relationships with local proprietors
  • Selecting and editing photos for publication

Graduate Teaching Assistant of Art Foundations and Art History 

University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO, USA


Instructor of record for undergraduate courses in visual art

Key Achievements:

  • Conceptualization, planning, independent teaching and assessment of units and lessons emphasizing the elements and principles of design
  • Intensive online conceptualization, planning, teaching, assessment and facilitation of lectures, readings, research, writings, group discussions, and projects in art history and art appreciation for non-art majors

Languages spoken

English, French

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