She studied in Connecticut, at Choate Rosemary Hall. She then continued on to Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore where she majored in Humanistic Area Studies, including a minor in Psychology with an emphasis in art and play therapy.
Kirsten moved to the Washington, DC area to complete her J.D. at The Washington College of Law at American University with a concentration in Intellectual Property.
Her works as a Freelance writer and Professor of Communications, Humanities, and Legal Studies. The rest of her time is spent developing her art.
She focuses on an exploration of language, bringing words to life on canvas through geometric abstract painting, in essence defining words through art. Her work explores this relationship through the balance of vibrant color and symmetry to evoke emotion through repetition of lines and patterns.
She is reacting to the chaos of the modern world through the creation of order and symmetry. Her art brings to mind the style of the geometric abstractionists of earlier decades.
Celebrating bilateral symmetry with a rationale of harmonic colors and a crystalline logic of space, the paintings of Kirstin L. Bruner create mesmerizing atmospheres of aesthetic organization. A serene decorative affinity to ancient stained glass technique, systematical tones of musical modality and even sacred architecture are echoed in the orderly precisions of her design.
My work focuses on bringing the study of language to life on canvas through abstract painting; in essence defining words through art. I explore this relationship through the balance and symmetry to evoke emotions through repetition of lines and patterns.