Sculptural artist Kristina Kossi was born and raised in Manhattan and has had a fascinating interdisciplinary career. The professional ice skater, turned jazz club owner, turned sculptor holds a clear appreciation and talent for the arts. Kossi’s experience as a professional ice skater helped inform her understanding of movement and interpretation of form. Elegant lines, graceful gestures, and linear perspectives complement each other across her figurative sculptures. She looks to classical sculpture and the art deco period for inspiration as she expertly captures the nuances of the human body in motion. Her works process ideas of women’s empowerment and strength through depictions of the female form and physical expression. Kossi’s work has been exhibited and awarded internationally, including a commissioned work presented by the artist to Norway’s former Prime Minister and Director of the World Health Organization, Gro Harlem Brundtland.