Kristin Herzog is a Thayer Academy graduate who grew up on the South shore of Boston. She is now based in Northern Virginia outside Washington, D.C. At Sweet Briar College she studied drawing and painting with Loren Oliver and during her junior year took classes with Bauhaus artist Kurt Kranz in Hamburg, Germany. After earning an MFA from George Washington University, she completed additional graduate training at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Ms. Herzog later studied with Maryland artists Susan Herron and William “Skip” Lawrence, Washington, D.C. artist Robert Vander Zee, and Virginia artist Steven H. Fleming.
Ms. Herzog exhibits throughout the U.S. and her work has been juried into over 67 regional, national and international shows in nineteen states. She has earned signature membership in both the Baltimore Watercolor Society and the Missouri Watercolor Society. In 2011 Ms. Herzog was awarded two, month-long residencies to paint in France and Spain and she has also completed two residencies with the Virginia Center for Creative Arts in Amherst, Virginia.
Her awards for fine art include First Place in the 2011 Georgia Watercolor Society 32nd National Exhibition; the Leila Gardin Sawyer Award for Drawing, New York City; Second Place/Drawing, International Exhibit V, Laredo, TX; Award of Excellence, Virginia Watercolor Society; Airfloat Systems Award, Southern Watercolor Society; the Winsor and Newton Award, Southern Watercolor Society; Honorable Mention/Drawing, International Exhibit IV, Laredo, TX; Honorable Mention, Cheyenne, WY; selection for the Poynter Institute exhibition, 2001, Tampa, FL.
In 2009 she was selected by competition for a two-person show at the George Mason University Center for the Arts. The Arts Club of Washington, D.C. held a solo exhibition of her paintings in acrylic and watercolor in February of 2012.
During her career as a publication designer Ms. Herzog won over 24 national and regional awards and taught for a combined total of ten years on the faculties at the University of Florida (1992–1999) and Indiana University (1989–1990).
Ms. Herzog is currently working in opaque watercolor and acrylic mediums. Her work is usually abstract but will often hint at landscape or animal forms with vibrant colors and strong shapes. She also enjoys creating complex textures and surfaces. More of her artwork can be seen at http://kristinherzog.weebly.com