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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 School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1998 and moved to Santa Fe, NM in 2005. Kroopkin (she/they) lives along the historic hills of Los Cerrillos, NM with their son, Malachi, two dogs, Frankie Taco and Ruby Rainbow, 8 chickens and a rooster.

Kroopkin has shown in over 50 galleries and art shows across the country and is internationally collected. She is currently with Walter Wickiser Gallery, NY, NY and Jezebel Gallery in Madrid, NM and shows with the Santa Fe Society of Artists.

Kroopkin produces original sumi ink and oil paintings, steel sculptures, commissions, live painting performances, animated paintings and designs art clothing. She facilitates abstract art workshops and critiques, hosts community and queer-centered art jams, and lectures at universities.

Shakti is a mid-career artist, dedicated to exploring the creative process, and seeks to produce large scale murals, paintings in virtual reality, and public art projects.


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