Kristen Mitchell was born in Chenango County in upstate New York. She earned a BFA from Cornell University's College of Art, Architecture and Planning in 2001 and an MBA from the University of Utah in 2010. She has worked as a designer, marketing manager, brand director and consultant for outdoor lifestyle and natural products brands such as Roxy, Skis Dynastar, RAMP Sports, Nature’s Life, In-Studio Design and currently works as a brand manager for KAL.
She sits on the Summit County Public Art Board and served two terms as board chair, helping to facilitate a 1% of Capital Projects for Art policy. She was a juror for the Utah Film Festival and the Summit Arts Showcase and presented at the 2018 Project ABC Summit where 80 community leaders came together to plan for the future of Arts and Culture in Park City and Summit County.
Influences: Andrei Tarkovsky, Lars Von Trier, Josef Albers, Peter Pincus, Dan Mihuta, Alvaro Castagnet and Morten Gjul