Kristi Kohut is a mixed-media artist based in Chicago. Her process is inspired by color and pattern found in nature, often using a variety of media including acrylic, watercolor, ink, pastels and glass beads. Kohut was named one of “7 next-big-thing artists” by Elle Decor magazine and her work has been available at the Architectural Digest Home Show in NYC, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, West Elm, Nordstrom, One Kings Lane, Domino and Minted. She’s been seen in HGTV magazine, Luxe Interiors and Design, Domino magazine, World of Interiors, Real Simple, Martha Stewart, Lonny, Design Sponge and more. Her work is currently represented by Walker Contemporary and has been exhibited at the River East Art Center and the ARC Gallery in Chicago, IL. In 2010, she was awarded the Juror’s Choice fine art award at the Chicago Art Open. 


'When I am creating, I am in the flow, following my bliss." Ever since I was a little girl, art has been my passion. Every piece I make is born from a whole lot of joy, peace, sweat, grit, hundreds of hours of trial and error, play, fear, doubt, grace, faith, strength and a relentless love of creating. There is a voice inside of me that pushes through the fear and doubt and says to just create. I must create. I have to create. And when I do, it fills me with so much happiness. I know it is my calling. I hope that it can somehow inspire you to find and follow yours. 


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Named one of "7 next-big-thing artists" by Elle Decor magazine and featured in Domino, RUE, HGTV Magazine, World of Interiors, House and Garden magazine, Lonny, Design Sponge, Glitter Guide, and numerous blogs.