Maureen Vela


Kristine Aono

Document Type


Publication Date

Winter 3-12-2017


Interview with Kristine Aono by Maureen Vela.


Bio: Kristine Aono is a sculptor and installation artist. She has a BFA from Washington University in St. Louis and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine. In addition, she has done residencies at the MacDowell Colony and the Virginia Center for the Arts.

She has received numerous grants from organizations such as the National Endowment for the Arts (Visual Artist/Public Project Grant), the Maryland State Arts Council, the Painted Bride, the Civil Liberties Public Education Fund, and the Prince George’s Arts Council. Kristine Aono has served on the Board of the Washington Project for the Arts, participated as a founding mentor of the Corcoran Arts Mentorship Program, created an arts-based mentorship program called ArtPartners, and served as a panelist for the NEA, the Maryland State Arts Council, and the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation. She has also been a visiting artist and lecturer at George Mason University, Clarion University, and the McDonogh School.