About Kristen Thiele

Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Kristen Thiele lives and works in Miami, FL. Thiele received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1995 and her MFA from Miami International University in 2012.   During her time in Chicago, Thiele apprenticed with Steve Walters of Screwball Press and learned the art of silkscreen printing, primarily making posters for local and national bands. While in school, she formed the band Motorhome with SAIC student, Josiah Mazzaschi. They released 2 CDs and 3 singles on New York labels Zero Hour and Dirt Records and played with bands like Everclear, Alanis Morrisette, Missing Persons, Th' Faith Healers, etc. Thiele participated in numerous shows exhibiting her work, including 3 solo exhibitions at the DLG Gallery.

Recognition

Upon her return to Miami, she became a member of the Art Center South Florida on Lincoln Road in South Beach, where she held a studio until her move in 2010 to Bridge Red Studios in North Miami. Thiele currently co-runs Bridge Red Studios/Project Space, exhibiting longstanding South Florida artists in an alternative environment, alongside her father Robert Thiele and husband Francesco Casale. Thiele's posters were published in the definitive rock poster book, "The Art of Modern Rock" and her paintings in, "Miami Contemporary Artists" and "100+ Degrees in the Shade."