Flight to Infinity, 104″ high, The Peninsula Hotel, L.A., CA
Figurative artist Kirsten strives toward the best in art history. Although her work reflects European tradition, it displays her own detailed and strongly feminine style. Kirsten’s artwork is placed all over the world; however, following her 2000 U.S. citizenship, it is primarily located in the U.S. and Norway. She has created numerous monuments, including a statue of the late Crown Princess Martha of Norway, on display in Washington, D.C., and HRH Queen Sonja of Norway, on display at the Royal Palace Garden in Oslo, Norway.
For a period over 40 years I have made numerous portraits, both as monuments and sculpted busts, of Royals, heads of State, and other prominent subjects. I love the portrait, and am never so close to humanity as when I do these. The combination of respect for the subject and the ability to show the beauty and inner complexity of another human being is rewarding and exciting to me. My production has included many monuments of dancers and people in motion. My art is not political, social, or having a religious agenda; I strive for eternal beauty, often with an underlying story of the deeper and complex content and feelings of humanity.
Master-Signature member American Women Artists; Fellow of the National Sculpture Society; Alumni Assistant Professor, National Academy of Design, KHIO Oslo, Norway
Michael Wiggley Gallery
Santa Fe, NM
Kirsten Kokkin Studio/Gallery
Winning the Purchase Award has such enormous significance for me, it’s every artist’s dream to be in a museum and my work, Lee’s Ferry Landing, will be at the Tucson Desert Art Museum for as long as I live. I’m so thankful to the American Women Artists for that opportunity.”
— Lili Ann Laurin
AWA Artists, AZ