Kristen Margiotta / Oil Painter and Illustrator

B. 1982, Wilmington, DE

2014-18   Painting Seminar with Michael Hussar, NY Empire State Tattoo Expo

2001-2005 University of Delaware, B.F.A Visual Communications / Illustration

Solo Exhibitions

2018 Alla Prima, RH Gallery, Hockessin, DE

2012 Fear Becomes Her, AFA Gallery, NYC

2008 Cherry’s Closet, Mezzanine Gallery, DE

Selected Group Exhibitions

2009- current Representation Pop Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2018 Delaware Fun a Day, Delaware Contemporary, DE

2018 Exhibit w/ performances by Patrick Shannon (Hold Down the Ocean, All Else Failed) Fred Mascherino (The Color Fred, Breaking Pangea, Taking Back Sunday ), Erica Jane,West Chester PA

2017 Guest Artist, Exhibition of Grief, Delaware Contemporary, DE

2017 Group Exhibition ( Ellen Durkan, Rick Hidalgo, Joe Hoddinott), RH Gallery, DE

2017 NY Empire State Tattoo Expo, Manhattan, NYC

2009-17 Pop Femme Sugar Coated Strange, Pop Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2016 Guest Artist Chair, Hockessin Art and Book Fair, Hockessin, DE

2016 The Painted Prosthetic Project, Arch Enemy Arts Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2016 Two Person Exhibition with Ellen Durkan, Chris White Gallery, Wilmington, DE

2015 Dr. Seuss 111th Birthday Tribute Exhibit, Pop Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2014-16  Little Big Art Show, Talleyville Frame Shoppe and Gallery, DE

2014 Guest Juror: Words to Images, Newark Arts Alliance, DE

2012 Collector’s Exhibit / AFA Gallery, NYC. Solo exhibition coincided with this group exhibit featuring Dr. Seuss, Charle’s M. Schulz, Charles Addams, Travis Louie, Kirk Reinert, Kinuko Kraft, Kathie Olivas, Maurice Sendak, and many more.  

2012 Gustav Gloom Book Signing, Talleyville Gallery, Wilmington, DE

2011-16 Coffin Ball, Exhibit of Coffin Shaped Art

2011 Autumn Spell, Gallery 309, Philadelphia, PA

2011 Dead and Lovely, Three person exhibit with Emi Boz and Gus Fink, Gallery 309, Philadelphia, PA

2010 Two Person Exhibit with Mark Weiss, legendary Rock N’ Roll photographer, Red Mohawk Gallery, Wilmington, DE

2009 Possibilities of Pause, Juried, Delaware Art Museum, DE

2009 Book Signing: Better Haunted Homes and Gardens, Talleyville Gallery, Wilmington, DE

2008/09 Under the Influence, C. Emerson Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL

2007 Art at Large, Juried, Cry Baby Gallery, Asbury Park, NJ

2007 National Arts Program, Wilmington, DE

2006 Delaware Women’s Conference Fine Art Exhibit, Juried, Biggs Museum of American Art, DE

Select Publications /  Features

2017 Gustav Gloom books 1-2 published in the Czech Republic

2017 Gustav Gloom book 1 published in Poland

2016 Gustav Gloom books 1-2 published in Turkey

2016 Cover illustration for Pulling Punches album, The Old Colors are Dead, featured through

2009-present  Gustav Gloom Chapter Book Series published, Penguin Random House

2015 Cover Art, Pasatiempo Magazine, Santa Fe

2015 Santa Fe Reporter: Green Eggs and Art

2014 The New York Optimist: Featured Artist

2013 Fear Becomes Her, Self Published book

2012: Pub Crawl: Gustav Gloom and the People Taker : Meet the Creative Minds Behind It


2009 Spark Magazine, Full Page feature

2009 Spark Magazine: Top 9 Most Intriguing People of 2009

2009 The Community News, feature

2009 Delaware Today Magazine, feature

2009 Children’s Book published / Better Haunted Homes and Gardens, Imaginary Books / Raw Dog Screaming Press.

2009 Max and the Siamese Twins, story featuring illustrations by contemporary artists including Scott Brooks, Carrie Ann Baade, Kristen Farrell, Cate Rangel, and more

2009 Tampa Bay Times, feature

2008 The News Journal, full page feature

2008 Out and About Magazine, feature

2008 The Newark Post, feature

2008, Online Feature

2006 Living Well Magazine, Interview

2006 Delaware Today Magazine Calendar

Awards / Acknowledgments

2017     Opportunity Grant awarded by Delaware Division of the Arts

2013/14  Gustav Gloom book #3 and #4: Best Children’s Books of the Year, Bank Street Center for Children’s Literature!

2009  Top 9 Most Intriguing People of 2009, Spark Magazine

2009 Delaware City Fest, 2nd Prize Juried Art Show, awarded by Ed Loper

2007 Awarded Solo Exhibition by the Delaware Division of the Arts

2007 1st Place in Professional Category of Nation Arts Program, Wilmington, DE

2005 Award in Excellence in Illustration, University of Delaware

2002 University of Delaware Gallery Award


2011 Summary, Underwater Fistfights, by Matt Betts, Raw Dog Screaming Press

Teaching Experience

2006-present  Art Instructor, various locations.

Currently instructing private art lessons at CCArts, all levels, with the largest number of visual art students in the area.  

Cecil College 2006-2009 (Foundation Drawing, Design, Color Theory, Illustration)