BIO

Kirsten in Studio

Kainz is a working artist. The natural world inspires Kirsten's work. Her art captures the best of what is beautiful and helps us find a place of honor for it in our lives. You may be familiar with her large iron animal sculptures found in many public places or her paintings of ephemeral landscapes and bold horses. Her subjects and materials evolve quickly and are unlimited. All of her work loops back to one common source which is her deep-seated love of the natural world. 

While achieving her BFA in metalsmithing at SIU, Carbondale,IL  & Curtain University in Western Australia. Working with metal stole her heart and now she includes painting in her practice. 

Kirsten and her husband now live in South Western Montana where they raise their four wild girls, host many animals, run a brewery, and try to make the most out of living in a beautiful place.

Her paintings and sculptures are featured in public and private collections around the globe.