Kristine Perry - Photo by Kristina CipollaI’m an artist named “Songsiree” by my Native American grandparents, which means “Morning Star,” and it is my legal middle name. Like my ancestors, I am nomadic. I was born and raised in San Diego, CA and spent my teenage and early adulthood in Las Vegas, NV. After traveling the world and living in different countries, I’m now based in Valencia Spain.

At a very early age, I displayed a talent for drawing. I was fortunate that my family and teachers recognized my abilities early on and encouraged me to pursue art. I spent my younger years in private lessons and enrolled in several college-level art courses as a teen. I graduated from a magnet high school specializing in the arts and earned a BA in Fine Art, with a concentration in painting.

During my undergraduate studies, I developed a strong interest in art history. This led me to complete an MLitt in Art History from the University of Glasgow, after spending many years working as a graphic designer.

History and research are integral parts of my artmaking process. My artwork is inspired by ancient myths, legends, and faiths. I enjoy identifying similarities and celebrating differences in the many stories found throughout the world. I suppose examining universality is an attempt at relating and connecting my own experience as a multi-racial woman to the wider human experience.