Kristina Bivona is a woman who adopted her mother’s maiden name. She did this because her mother was a good woman who never left but probably should have.

She is the eldest of three girls and growing up poor she insisted they save the generic USDA canned pork until the end of the month.
Today, she prefers using dollar store lotion for her prints which weep when left on the wall.

Kristina has worked with her hands since childhood, and she confronts a society that has no problem objectifying women but criminalizes women who profit from their objectification. She examines these power dynamics from the perspective of the white female body which knows a woman can exist simultaneously complicit and resistant to acts of violence.

She brings the essence of punk rock to her ephemeral printmaking and shares pro domme-work, college, riding freight, squatting, mothering, politics, and d.i.y. art as a form of resistance to the inhospitable environments of schools, jails, and creative institutions.