Krystal DiFronzo

b.1989 Skokie,IL

 

Education

MFA Candidate, Yale School of Art (currently)

BFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Summer 2012

Editor, Xerox Candy Bar, a student-run comics publication

Organizer, Small Press and Comics Symposium, March 2011

 

Current Roles

Programming and Exhibitions Manager . Hume Chicago. Janurary 2017 - Present

Writer. Bad At Sports. March 2017 - August 2017

Studio Facilitator. Marwen. February 2016 – Present

 

Residencies

The Adventure School for Ladies. June 2012

Southside Hub of Production. Assembled weaving studio and was a weaver-in-residence. August 2012- December 2012

Self-Published Work

Seasonally Affected: Winter. March 2018

And I Shall Sing Beautifully. November 2017

Tounge Breaks. June 2017

Belly is the Bitchery Within. March 2017

Spin A Yarn. September 2016

Even A Worm Will Turn. March 2016

Homo Sapiens Non Urinat In Ventum. August 2015

The Good Hodgkins. May 2015

Just Like Old Faithful (A Stream of Grief). April 2015

Virago. March 2015

Birthed From the Mouth. January 2015

Saint's Love. June 2014

Sampler. March 2014

 

Publications, Illustration, Anthologies

kuš! #27 “BFF”, December 2016

MURDER/MOON. Bred Press. June 2016

Baba Yaga’s House. Believed Behavior. June 2016

Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE) Poster Artist. 2016

Lumpen Magazine. Issues 118, 119, 122, 123. May 2013, June 2013, June 2013, November 2014, February 2015, July 2015, October 2015

Lifted Brow. Issue 21, 24. March 2014, September 2014

Nat. Brut. Issue 4. August 2014

Comics Workbook Magazine #4. May 2014

Believed Behavior, Season One. December 2013

Providence Comics Consortium. March 2013, July 2013

Happiness Comix Issue 3. January 2013

 

Exhibitions/Expos

Sucias. Group Exhibition. Hoofprint Workshop. Chicago, Illinois. August 2017

Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE). Columbia College, Center on Halsted. June 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Chicago Zine Fest. Columbia College. March 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Truer Lives. Group Exhibition. Arts of Life. Chicago, Illinois. March 2017

Who Twists Lures. Solo Exhibition. Ballrooms Projects. Chicago, Illinois. February 2017

Rhode Island Independent Publishing Expo (RIPE). Rhode Island Public Library.  Providence, Rhode Island. August 2014, September 2016

Short Run. Fisher Pavilion. Seattle, Washington. October 2015

All the Pretty Horses, Solo Exhibiton. Hume Chicago. Chicago, Illinois. August 2015

Burnout, Group Exhibition with Danielle Chenette. Learning Machine Gallery. Chicago, Illinois. August 2015

Linework. Norse Hall. Portland, Oregon. April 2015

Happiness Mailbox Show. Mailbox Art Space. Melbourne, Australia. August 2014

Autoptic. Aria. Minneapolis, August 2013

Hysteria! Visualizing Female Anxiety. Templehead. Chicago, February 2013

Weavemaker Pro. The Plaines Project. Chicago, June 2012

 

Performances & Panels

“Pictures of Pictures”: A Roundtable on Poetry and Comics. Panel Moderated by Tony Trigilio for Chicago Alternative Comics Expo. Chicago, Illinois. June 2016

Zine Not Dead. Pinky Swear. Chicago, Illinois. December 5, 2015

CAKE Comic Reading. Archer Ballroom. Chicago, Illinois. June 4, 2015

Gridlords. Hollywood Theatre. Portland, Oregon. April 17, 2015

Templefest. Zhou B Art Center. Chicago, Illinois. May 2, 2014

Brain Frame. Multiple Venues. Chicago, Illinois. November 3, 2011. May 23, 2012. March 23, 2013

With Pup House:

O Tender Stream! Logan Square Auditorium, Pinky Swear. Chicago, Illinois. May 22, 2015. July 14, 2015.

Sculpture Garden. Museum of Contemporary Art. Chicago, Illinois. January 13, 2015

Glad Cloud Ambient Music Series. Whistler. Chicago, Illinois. July 21, 2014. September 15, 2014. November 17, 2014.

Saltwater Weather Screening and Q&A for RIPE. Rhode Island Public Library. Providence, Rhode Island. August 3, 2014.

Glut. Co-Prosperity Sphere, Constellation. Chicago, Illinois. March 24, 2014. April 20, 2014.

Saltwater Weather. Co-Prosperity Sphere (Brain Frame Anniversary), Open Eye Theater, Links Hall. Chicago, Illinois. Minneapolis, Minnesota. July 28, 2013. August 17, 2013. September 23, 2013