About the artist – Kristin Dieng

Kristin Dieng artist photo

Minnesota based artist Kristin Dieng has been developing her skills as a glass artist for the last decade.  When a chronic illness forced Kristin to leave her career in international affairs, Kristin sought out a new way of interacting with and interpreting the world.  She found mosaic art.

Kristin’s art explores the way in which colorful light-filled art can serve as a source of healing, both for herself and for those interacting with her art. While Kristin specializes in brightly colored nature-themed work, as well as complex geometric patterns, she finds particular joy in creating artwork that interacts with both its viewer and its environment.

Picture a window-hanging design, where a setting sun causes flashing orbs of light to cascade across the design’s surface and colorful reflections to dance on the walls, floors and other surfaces all around you. Such an immersive experience is at the heart of Kristin’s art.

Kristin’s work is most often recognized by her experimentation with out-of-the-box techniques, such as layering glass and using unexpected mixed media materials in combination with stained glass, and Kristin regularly challenges people’s expectations about what constitutes stained glass art.

Kristin’s work has been exhibited in multiple galleries throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin, including, but not limited to, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Minnetonka Center for the Arts and Art Works Eagan. She exhibited her first solo gallery show at the Phipps Center for the Arts in 2021. Kristin’s work resides in several private collections both in the United States and abroad.