Kris Knight

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My Porcelain Life, 2011, oil on canvas,30 x 40 in.


Waves (Augustus), 2011, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 in.


Map Of Your Face, 2011, oil on canvas,30 x 40 in.


Run Deep, 2010, oil on canvas,16 x 20 in.


Parvenu (The Historical Rise of the Art Jock), 2011, oil on canvas, 36 x 48 in.


 Lake Erie (Gold), 2010, oil on canvas, 30 x 36 in.

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Fur Strip, 2008, oil on canvas, 20 x 24 in.


Bottom of the World, 2011, oil on canvas, 30 x 36 in.


Winter Wheat, 2011, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 in

About The Artist

Kris Knight is a Canadian painter whose work examines performance in relation to the construction, portrayal and boundaries of sexual and asexual identities. Drawing from personal histories of rural escapism through imagination, Knight paints disenchanted characters that are lost between youth and adulthood; they hide their secrets, but desperately long to let them go. His mythical and ambiguous portraits are a synthesis of fantasy and real-world memory; they tiptoe between the dichotomies of pretty and menace, hunter and hunted, innocence and the erotic.

Kris Knight’s Website

Kris Knight at Rize Art Gallery

Kris Knight at Katharine Mulherin Gallery

posted by Carmelita Caruana

  • Sonia Rumzi

    Gorgeous! Love them!

  • me too, thank you Sonia!