Kristin McFarlane is an Australian artist who combines graphic design, glass, botanical specimens, photography, encaustic painting, print and typography to explore fragility, nature and beauty.
Kristin studied graphic design followed by a Graduate Diploma and Master of Fine Arts in glass at Monash University, Melbourne. Since graduating in 2004, she has undertaken public and private commissions and exhibitions including works for the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Monash University and Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan. Kristin designed and created the trophies for the Australian of The Year Awards from 2005-2014.
Her work has been selected in the Jutta Cuny-Franz Award, Bullseye E-merge and exhibited at SOFA Chicago; Salone del Mobile and Chappell Gallery, New York. Kristin’s work has been selected for the prestigious Ranamok Glass Prize and is held in the Australian Glass Collection, Bombay Sapphire Foundation UK and The Royal Court of Jordan. She has received grants from the Australia Council (New Work) and Ian Potter Cultural Trust, and introduced glass to the indigenous Warlayirti Artists of Balgo Hills, Western Australia, through three kiln forming workshops.