Hirez-2018 kroopkin studio portrait

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
BFA/Art Education Certification


University of Wisconsin - Madison


2017 Axle Contemporary: Local Coloring

Santa Fe, NM

Winner: Best Activity Book, 2018 NM/AZ Book Award


Ink, Oil 2009 - 2016

by Shakti Kroopkin and Celia Luz


selected works 1996 - 2009
by Shakti Kroopkin and Kevin P. Hogan

A Published Gallery
77 Amazing Artists from around
the world under one cover



2020 MSU Exponent

Entering the Exit Gallery                      

Bozeman, MT

2018 Santa Fe Arts Journal

Mysteries of Nature Through Urban Language, 

Shakti Kroopkin 

2/18 Santa Fe, NM

2018 New Mexico Reporter

Three Questions with Shakti Kroopkin

2/18 Santa Fe, NM

2017 Santa Fe New Mexican 

Beyond the Wall: Street Art Comes Inside

11/17   Santa Fe, NM

2017 Axle Contemporary

4/17 Santa Fe, NM


L’Art Pour L'Art:  

Shakti Kroopkin Paints Liberation, an interview

10/09 Santa Fe, NM



Contemporary artist Shakti Kroopkin, born in Chicago 1976, began painting in oils at the age of seven. Shakti graduated from the world-renowned School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1998. She is currently showing with Walter Wickiser Gallery, NY, NY, Keep Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM, Gallery 13/Starlight Arts in Minneapolis, MN and Jezebel Gallery, Madrid, NM. Kroopkin has shown in over 50 galleries and art shows across the country and is internationally collected. 

Shakti is the 2020 President of the Santa Fe Society of Artists and part time art teacher at SFPS Nava Elementary.  Kroopkin has taught at the Santa Fe Art Institute, Warehouse 21, and the Tarnoff Art Center, and teaches privately in her studio. She is a live painting performer at music and fundraising events and also offers art clothing, animated paintings, and sculpture. 

Shakti's process exposes luminous spirit, imagination and movement while being grounded in her unique visual language of reoccurring lines, shapes, color and symbols. The raw expression of emotion and energy traverses the limitations of the finite world, inviting the viewer on a journey offering the freedom of infinite play.