Virginia Kistler

Artist Statement

Much of my work explores the growth of urban spaces and the consequences of this growth on the human psyche. I investigate the ubiquity of urban landscapes and the absence of biodiverse spaces in our lives. I seek to record the impressions created by urban spaces, flora, and fauna as a way of understanding this changing landscape and to investigate the intersection of the two.


My work is inspired by satellite photos of contemporary cities taken at night and ephemeral impressions found in natural spaces. Using the photos of urban spaces at night or light impressions, I project the images to create sculptural forms. Conversely, I use spore prints and shadows to create work as a way to mirror or respond to the imprints created by urban spaces.