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Kristi Abbott's CV

Kristi Abbott

255 Kellogg Blvd E., #406 St. Paul MN 55101

Cell: 612-715-7877





Throughout my career I have advanced progressively into challenging roles that have provided me with opportunities to broaden my skill set.  I helped manage and expand a family owned executive training business for over a decade. I then managed its merger and acquisition with a larger non-profit organization.  As a marketing and communications manager, I developed collateral material, published websites, established social networking sites and was responsible for growing and developing a network of international distributors.  In 2008, as CEO of SimSkill, I consolidated and transitioned over 25 years of historical classroom based workshops into an online environment.  This role included launching new brands and products while managing and motivating teams of diverse stakeholders.

In 2012 I decided to leave corporate life so I could focus on my true passion – to become a self sustaining artist. Over the last year and a half I have set up home and studio in the Lowertown Artist’s Lofts Co-Operative, St. Paul Minnesota.  I have subsequently dedicated myself to developing a unique style and body of work that will gain recognition and acceptance in the art community.


Education & Courses:

2008 EMBA (Executive Masters of Business Administration), Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM),  Sydney, NSW Australia

2002 BA of Design, College of Fine Arts (COFA), Sydney, NSW Australia

1998 Communication Design & Theatre Arts, South West Texas University: San Marcos, TX US 

2012 Acrylic Painting Studio – Bloomington Art Centre, MN, US

2012 Introduction to Illustration – Bloomington Art Centre, MN, US

2009 Certificate IV in Project Management (BSB41507), Living Planit/TAFE, Sydney, NSW Australia


Solo Exhibition:

2017 I Am Series, Show Gallery, St. Paul MN

2016 Pop Icons, Jungle Red Salon and Gallery, Minneapolis MN

2014 Pop-up Peep Show, Tractor Works Building, Minneapolis MN

2014 Pin-ups, Jungle Red Salon and Gallery, Minneapolis MN

2014 Pin-ups, Moxie Hair Salon, Grand Ave & Uptown locations

2014 Down Under Series, Arbuckle’s Mudgee Solo Show, Australia


Group Exhibitions:

2017 State Fair Fine Art Exhibition, Minnesota State Fair Grounds, St. Paul MN 

2017 Music on the Walls, Bad Weather Brewery, St. Paul MN

2016 6th Annual Lowertown Art Show, AZ Gallery, St. Paul MN - Invitational

2016 Prince Tribute Show, Gamut Gallery, Minneapolis MN

2016 Lost Paradise, Northrup King Building, Minneapolis MN - People’s Choice Award

2015 5th Annual Lowertown Art Show, AZ Gallery, St. Paul MN

2014 Colors Gone Wild, Moto-i, Minneapolis, MN

2013 Bloomington Juried Art Show, Blooming Art Center, Bloomington MN



2017 Featured Artist, Uptown Art Fair, Minneapolis MN

2017 Poster Winner & Featured Artist, Downtown Fargo Street Fair, Fargo ND 

2016 Best in Category. Omaha Summer Arts Festival, Omaha NE

2016 Media Winner, St Paul Spring Art Crawl, St. Paul MN

2015 Best in Show, Art in Bayfront Park, Duluth MN

2015 Best in Category, Powderhorn Art Fair, Minneapolis MN

2015 Featured Artist, Edina Art Fair, Minneapolis MN

2014 Culinary Arts Competition - Second Place, Uptown Art Fair, Minneapolis MN

2014 Media Winner, St Paul Spring Art Crawl, St. Paul, MN


Notable Commissions:

2018 Public Art Commission, Minnesota Sate Fair “Commemorative Artist”, Mixed media collage 36”x48”,  Minnesota State Fair, St. Paul MN

2017 Public Art Commission, Entryway Artwork, Mixed media collage 60”x40”, Ramsey County Library, Shoreview MN 

2016 Private Commission,“Connections Radio”, Mixed media collage 12”x12”, 950AM Radio, Eden Prarie MN

2016 Private Commission, Hormel CEO portrait, Mixed media collage 18”x24”, BBDO Minneapolis MN

2016 Private Commission, Minnesota Rollergirls, Mixed media collage 48”x48”, Minnesota Roller Girls, MN

2015 Public Art Commission,  Minneapolis Skyline, Mixed media collage 108”x48”, Ebenezer Tower, Minneapolis MN

2015 Private Commission, Art in Bayfront Park, Mixed media collage 36”x48”, Duluth MN 

2014 Public Art Commissions, 11 works in total, Mixed media collage in various sizes, Ramsey County Detox Center,  St Paul MN



Lauriz Fitz, Radio Interview, Connections Radio 950AM, Eden Prarie MN, March 2017

Featured Artist Segment, MN Original, TPT, St. Paul MN January 2016

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