Skees Wins VMFA Fellowship - Christopher Newport University


Skees Wins VMFA Fellowship

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Kristin Skees, lecturer in the Department of Fine Art and Art History, has been awarded an $8,000 fellowship from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, which recognizes artists in the commonwealth for their exceptional creativity.

“My work combines traditional portraiture, conceptual knitting, and a love of the unexpected and absurd, and represents the ways our closest relationships can often walk a fine line between loving and smothering,” Skees says. “From beginning to end, the pieces are defined by my relationship, dialog and collaboration with the subjects.”

Skees teaches digital photography and video art. She earned her MFA from the University of Arizona. More about her artwork is available at

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