Kristen Baumlier’s work spans the full spectrum of interdisciplinary media, including photography, performance, interactive installation, video and audio works. In 2005 Baumlier began performing as the “The Petroleum Pop Princess” as a pop icon engaging viewers in debate over materialism and oil consumerism. On July 4, 2010 she released her album Deplete Me which features nine songs about conservation, energy, and petroleum.
Her videos have screened in New Zealand, Serbia, England, and in the U.S. and her work has shown at the Sculpture Center in Cleveland, OH, Hotcakes Gallery in Milwaukee, WI and the UNI Gallery of Art. In 2009, Baumlier began researching food, health, technology, and food systems and is currently developing new work that presents questions about food.