Born in Vancouver, Canada, Kristy Gordon received a BFA from the Ontario College of Art and Design (Toronto) in 2011 and an MFA from The New York Academy of Art in 2013. Her numerous solo exhibitions include Cube Gallery in Ottawa, Canada, and LIC Arts Open in NYC. Gordon’s work has been featured in group exhibitions throughout Canada, the United States, Europe and China at venues including the National Academy Museum, NYC; Customs House Museum, Clarksville, TN; Dacia Gallery, NYC; Flowers Gallery, NYC; and the Kelowna Art Gallery, BC. Her awards include the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant (2010, 2013 and 2015), Best Portrait Award from the Portrait Society of Canada (2016) and an Exceptional Merit Award from the Portrait Society of America (2014). Gordon’s work and art writing has been widely featured in magazines, books, radio and television shows, including International Artist, Fine Art Connoisseur, The Artist’s Magazine, The Artist Network and Bravo!’s Star Portraits. Her paintings hang in more than 600 collections worldwide including the Government of Ontario Art Collection.

Gordon has ten years of experience teaching and conducting painting workshops, lectures and classes internationally. She has taught at numerous institutions and academies including the New York Academy of Art, The National Academy (New York), The Academy of Realist Art (Ottawa and Boston), and Art Escape Italy (Florence). She has lectured at China Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, New Century Artists in New York City and the Art of the Portrait in Washington, DC.

Gordon is represented by Dacia Gallery in NYC, Grenning Gallery in Sag Harbor and Cube Gallery in Ottawa, Canada. She lives and works in New York City.