Kristen Baumliér’s work spans the full spectrum of interdisciplinary media, including websites, interactive media, photography, and video. She received her MFA from the California College of the Arts in 1994, where she began utilizing humor, combined with interactive elements in her work.
Her work has been exhibited in Finland, Germany, and the Republic of Macedonia as well as in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, and Cleveland. Her videos have screened in New Zealand, Serbia, England, and in the U.S. She received an Ohio Arts Council Fellowship in 2004, and an ArtsLink project grant in 2005 to produce a site-specific collaborative work in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.
Baumlier’s work was a finalist in the Where Do You Give? design contest, and a prototype of her interactive game design was exhibited across the U.S. in 2012-13. In 2009, Baumlier began researching food, health, technology, and food systems and is currently developing new work that presents questions about food.
In 2011, she began her project Food Font, a project that explored how Food, typography, and community could be used to promote interaction and discussion about food.
Bliss (Salt, Sugar and Fat) is a series of photographic images that are intended to be visual portals into the foods that make our brains feel bliss. Our brains love salt, sugar and fat. Food manufacturers use salt, sugar and fat in order to make us eat and buy more. These images are meant to be meditative portals to honor […]
My TinySplash BigView blog and newsletter focused on finding interesting articles and posts to share that focused on food, sustainability, creativity, and social justice. Over the two years I did the blog, these topics were discussed and featured increasingly in the media and online, and at a faster pace. It made sense to move to social media, and I still spend quite a […]
The Food Font project is officially launched and promotion to let people know about the project has begun. Here is information from the official press release: Want to play and write with your food? Ever wish you could express your thoughts and ideas in kale, vending machine food, or in summer vegetables? Food Font is an interactive art project where […]