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2522 Marshall St. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418

This special exhibit runs from April 18 through June 6, 2022.  Open to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday. View the online exhibit >

My piece is inspired by an audio story provided by a first-year University of St. Thomas student and my journey retracing his footsteps in experiencing the Mississippi River.


This Friday


18 Levee Street, Red Wing, MN 55066

This year I am participating as a poet and am so excited to see all the artwork inspired by poetry! The joy and challenge of this event is the translation of the emotion and story of the written words of a poet by an artist into a representative piece of art.

Join us for the Poetry and Artwork Event, Friday, April 29

Poetry Reading and Artists’ Reception Event
5-6:30 pm Open House at Red Wing Arts Depot Gallery
6:00-7:00 pm Reception at the St. James Hotel
7:00-9:30 pm Poetry Reading Event at St. James Hotel

Get Your Tickets Here

The exhibit runs from April 14 through May 15, 2022.

I will also be participating in one of the Weekly Poetry Readings being held at Red Wing Arts, Sunday, May 1, from 2:00 to 3:30.

Poets Participating on Sunday May 1st:

Rob Hardy
Poet Laureate of Northfield
Susan McMillan
Poet Laureate of Rochester
Mac Gimse
Professor Emeritus Sculptor, Art Historian
at St. Olaf and Poet
Kristin Maija Peterson
Artist, Writer, Apprentice Poet, Designer, Beauty Hunter
Kathleen Wedl
Award-winning Poet


Coming Soon

Artwork Teaser Assemblage byKristin Maija Peterson Solo Exhibition Notice Opening June 5 2022




435 Garden View Lane, Owatonna, MN 55060
June 5 – June 30, 2022

Opening Reception
Sunday, June 5: 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Artist’s Talk at 2:30 pm (followed by a raffle!)
Refreshments will be served

This is a debut solo exhibit exploring the question of beauty in the natural world, one we view as wild and chaotic. What is considered beautiful and what is not? How does that clash with our own aesthetics and understanding of our everyday natural surroundings?

The exhibit asks the viewer to remember their inner eight-year-old self when everything you saw outside at your feet was a new discovery, everything miraculous. There were no judgments, just awe.

Works on paper include large-scale drawings, watercolors, stories, and quotes reflecting on these thoughts as it relates to ourselves, climate change, and our interconnected relationship to all living things.


Past Exhibitions

Many Waters: A Minnesota Biannual

Minnesota Museum of American Art
Juried Group Exhibition. Held at NewStudio Gallery, St. Paul, MN
July 24 – October 2, 2021

20th Annual Poet Artist Collaboration Exhibit

Juried group show. Artwork inspired by poetry. Red Wing Arts,
Red Wing MN. April 30, 2021 – June20, 2021

Foot in the Door 5: The Virtual Exhibition

Held every 10 years, the Minneapolis Institute of Art curates an open invitation to all Minnesota artists. November 1, 2020 – January 10, 2021

Voices of the Midwest

Group regional exhibit held at the Fine Line Creative Arts Center, Kavanagh Gallery, St. Charles, IL. September 3 – October 10, 2020


Grey Cube Gallery (Online) September 2020.
Merit Award winner for “The Crown” and “Lady in Waiting.”

In Your Element

Original work inspired through exploring and observing nature within an assigned (GPS) environment. November 13, 2019-February 9, 2020. Hudson Hospital & Clinic Artist Gallery, Hudson, WI

The Nature of Disappearance

Juried exhibit by juror artist and writer, Mara Duvra.
October 7 – November 30, 2019. Silverwood Park Gallery,
St. Anthony, MN

With The Grain

Juried exhibit of work inspired by trees. August 1st – September 29th, 2019.
AZ Gallery, St. Paul, MN

Works from the Women’s Art Institute

Juried exhibit, art work created during St. Catherine’s Women’s Art Institute Summer Studio Intensive. July 13th – July 27th, 2019. St. Catherine University,
St. Paul, MN

The Great Outdoors: Art Inspired by Wild Minnesota

Members’ and invited guest artists’ exhibit. June 3 – August 31, 2018.
ArtWorks, Eagan, MN

Lanesboro Arts Emerging Artists 2018 Exhibition

Juried group show. February 3 – April 7, 2018. Lanesboro, MN

Art of the Garden

Group showing of artwork inspired by gardens and the life that lives there.
June 30 – August 4, 2016. Minnetonka Center for the Arts,
Minnetonka, MN

Look at ART

WARM (Women’s Art Resources of Minnesota) juried members’ show. April 2012. Grain Belt Bottling House, North East Minneapolis

University of Minnesota, Morris Art Student Alumni Show

October 4 – November 26, 2008. HFA Gallery, UMM Campus, Morris, MN


Terra Kind Studio showcases the creative work of visual artist and designer Kristin Maija Peterson. Growing up among prairies, lakes, rivers, and oak savannas along with her project work with environmental nonprofit organizations have collectively influenced her creative path. Kristin works in watercolor, graphite, color pencil, oil pastels and pen and ink, interpreting in detail the beautiful chaos within native wild spaces and its inhabitants found living there. She sees all living creatures as kin and is always kind to spiders.

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p: 651 318 7100


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