Biography

Kristal Peck is a native Oregonian who started drawing at a very young age. Her first memory of art is when she took her artwork to “Show & Tell” in fourth grade and it was promptly stolen by a classmate. She has since recovered from this traumatic event and graduated from Utah Valley University with her BFA in the Spring of 2016.

Kristal’s work has been exhibited throughout Utah, including the Woodbury Art Museum, Utah Valley University Library, AmBank in Orem, and the Health and Justice Building in Provo. She has been published numerous times in Touchstones Journal, of which she served as Art Director,  and Warp and Weave Magazine. Her work is also in the permanent archives at Utah Valley University Library.

Kristal is the recipient of numerous awards and honors. She has received several awards from Touchstones Journal, Woodbury Art Museum, and Warp and Weave Magazine.

Kristal owns Gooseberry Art Studio where she paints and prints her heart out and inspires aspiring artists young and old. She lives in Eagle Mountain, Utah with her husband and four kids.

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Exhibitions

2018 UTAH VALLEY UNIVERSITY FACULTY SHOW, Woodbury Art Museum, Orem, Utah.

2016 AMBANK INVITATIONAL ART SHOW, AmBank, Provo, Utah. Juried by Hollie
Howard and Susan Parkinson.

UTAH VALLEY UNIVERSITY STUDENT ART SHOW/BFA EXHIBIT, Woodbury Art Museum, Orem, Utah.

2015 AMBANK INVITATIONAL ART SHOW, AmBank, Provo, Utah. Juried by Hollie
Howard and Susan Parkinson.

UTAH VALLEY UNIVERSITY STUDENT ART SHOW, Woodbury Art Museum, Orem,
Utah. Juried by Kelly Brooks.

MEMORIAL BOOKPLATE DESIGN COMPETITION, Utah Valley University Library,
Orem, Utah.

2014 UTAH VALLEY UNIVERSITY STUDENT ART SHOW, Woodbury Art Museum, Orem,
Utah. Juried by Sheryl Gillilan.

BYU-UVU ART SHOW, Health and Justice Building, Provo, Utah.

2013 MAKING THE CUT, Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah

2012 NEVER BEFORE SEEN, Utah Valley University Library, Orem, Utah

Publications

2016 Warp & Weave Magazine, Volume 14, Issue 2, Spring

2015 Touchstones Journal, Volume 19, Issue 1, Fall

Warp & Weave Magazine, Volume 13, No. 2, Spring

Touchstones Journal, Volume 18, Issue 2, Spring

2014 Touchstones Journal, Volume 17, Issue 2, Spring

2013 Touchstones Journal, Volume 17, Issue 1, Fall

Public Collections

UVU Library Archives, Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah

Bibliography

Mark Hofeling, Touchstones Journal, Fall 2015

Natalie Young,Touchstones Journal, Spring 2015

Bruno Miguel Estrada, Touchstones Journal, Spring 2014

Awards and Honors

Award of Merit in Paint and Drawing, Art and Visual Communication Department, Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah.  2015-2016

Third Place, Warp & Weave Magazine, Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah.  Spring 2016

Invitational Art Editor, Touchstones Journal, Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah. Spring 2016.

Student of the Year nomination, Art and Visual Communication Department, Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah. 2015-2016.

Scholarship. Art and Visual Dean’s Merit Scholarship, Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah. 2014-2015, 2015-2016.

First Prize. Memorial Bookplate Design Competition, Utah Valley University Library, Orem, Utah. 2015.

Second Place. Touchstones Journal, Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah. Fall 2015.

Second Place. Touchstones Journal, Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah. Spring 2015.

Honorable Mention. Touchstones Journal, Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah. Spring 2014.

Juror’s Choice Award, UTAH VALLEY UNIVERSITY STUDENT ART SHOW, Woodbury Art Museum, Orem, Utah. Juried by Sheryl Gillilan, 2014.

Education

Art and Visual Communication Department, Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah, B.F.A., 2016.