Kristin Grahn Kyono is a San Francisco Bay Area artist specializing in mixed media painting and printmaking.  Kyono’s work appeared in group exhibitions at San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, SomArts Gallery, 111 Minna, and California Modern Gallery, among others.  Solo exhibitions include San Francisco’s Henry Gifford Hardy Gallery and Thirsty Bear Brewery.  Kyono's work was published in the 2010 edition of "American Art Collector".  She has painted commissions for corporate clients and hotels, including the Ritz-Carlton in both San Francisco and Dubai.  

Kyono’s art reflects the cultural fusion experienced by many urban Americans. Kristin was born into a Swedish-American family in Seattle, WA and married into a Japanese-American family in San Francisco, CA.  Kyono enjoys the diversity of cosmopolitan cities – and how it manifests visually in signage and architecture.  She is also inspired by juxtapositions of human engineering and the natural world.  

Kyono earned an M.F.A. from Academy of Art University in San Francisco and a B.A. in Studio Art and Sociology from Whitman College in Washington State.  In addition to painting, Kyono also works as an Instructor at U.C. Berkeley Art Studio in Berkeley, CA.