Kristin McIver’s works unmask the impact of a perpetual cycle of consumerism on our identity, culture and environment. She utilizes devices such as emotive language, light, hyper-gloss materials, mixed media, and new media. The artist’s recent practice looks at self-representation and its relationship to social media examining how the participants of digital consumer culture become both the subject and object of the production cycle.
Australian-born and New York-based, McIver’s work is in the permanent collections of National Gallery of Victoria, Southbank, Australia and Latrobe University Museum of Art, Bundoora, Australia. She has been selected as a finalist in a number of awards and residencies, including the Montalto Sculpture Prize in 2009/2010, 3rd Ward’s Summer Open Call in New York 2010, City of Whyalla Art Prize, Substation Contemporary Art Award in 2011, Melbourne Sculpture Prize in 2012, Keith & Elizabeth Murdoch Fellowship in 2011/13 and Incinerator Art Award in 2014. McIver was selected to participate in the Vancouver Residency Program in 2015 and the Art OMI Residency in 2013.