Kristi Lynne Abbott

255 Kellogg Blvd E., #406 St. Paul MN 55101

Cell: 612-991-9023




Throughout my career I have advanced progressively into challenging roles that have provided me with opportunities to broaden my skill set.  I helped manage and expand a family owned executive training business for over a decade. I then managed its merger and acquisition with a larger non-profit organization.  As a marketing and communications manager, I developed collateral material, published websites, established social networking sites and was responsible for growing and developing a network of international distributors.  In 2008, as CEO of SimSkill, I consolidated and transitioned over 25 years of historical classroom based workshops into an online environment.  This role included launching new brands and products while managing and motivating teams of diverse stakeholders. 

In 2012 I decided to leave corporate life so I could focus on my true passion – to become a self sustaining artist. Over the last year and a half I have set up home and studio in the Lowertown Artist’s Lofts Co-Operative, St. Paul Minnesota.  I have subsequently dedicated myself to developing a unique style and body of work that will gain recognition and acceptance in the art community. 


education & courses:

2012      Acrylic Painting Studio – Bloomington Art Centre, MN, USA

2012      Introduction to Illustration – Bloomington Art Centre, MN, USA

2009     Certificate IV in Project Management (BSB41507), Living Planit/TAFE, Sydney, NSW Australia

2008     Executive Masters of Business Administration (EMBA), Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM), Sydney, NSW Australia

2002     Bachelor of Design – with a major in Graphic and Environmental Design, College of Fine Arts (COFA), Sydney, NSW Australia

1998      Communication Design & Theatre Arts, South West Texas University: San Marcos, TX USA


exhibitions & shows:

2014      Solo Exhibition – Pop-up Peep Show, Tractor Works Building, Minneapolis MN

2014      Culinary Arts Competition – Uptown Art Fair, Minneapolis MN

2014      Solo Exhibition – Jungle Red Salon and Gallery, Minneapolis MN

2014      Solo Exhibition – Moxie Hair Salon, Grand Ave & Uptown locations

2014     Group Show - "Colors Gone Wild", Moto-i, Minneapolis, MN

2014      Spring Art Crawl, Lowertown MN

2014      Arbuckle’s Mudgee Solo Show, Australia

2014      Art-a-Whirl (Guest artist), Minneapolis MN

2013      Spring & Fall Art Crawl, Lowertown MN

2013      Bloomington Juried Art Show 2013



2014     Public Art Commissions – Ramsey County Detox Center, St Paul MN

  • “The Hummingbird”, 48x48” Mixed media collage, 2014
  • “Nature’s Pin-up“, 20x20” Mixed media collage, 2014
  • “The Lighthouse“, 30x30” Mixed media collage, 2014
  • “Dreamtime“, 40x30” Mixed media collage, 2014
  • “Untitled“, 48x36” Mixed media collage, 2014 (collaboration piece with Patrick Clancy & Joseph Krumplemann)
  • Wheat Series (4 pieces 48x36”), Mixed media collage, 2014 (collaboration pieces with Shelly Losee)

2013-4   " Dogs Are People Too" Series

  • Over 10 original works commissioned by owners of their pets

bodies of work - by series:

2014       Pin-up Series - 12 pieces

2013/4    Nursery Rhyme Delights Series - 6 pieces + related materials

related experience:

Co-Founder & Co-Director | A=rt – Twin Cities, Minnesota

Feb 2014 – Present

A=rt is a for-profit business that gives all proceeds to charitable projects.  It is the mission at A=rt to transform centers used for health and safety, through art, into places more conducive for healing. First project – Ramsey Detox Center, St Paul MN.

Download a copy of Kristi's CV here.