Achromatik Arts is Kristine
Astop (she/her). She is an emerging Canadian marker artist,
based in Calgary (Mohkínstsis), Alberta, Canada.
While she has explored a multitude of mediums, styles and subject matter, her primary passion is
photorealism that focuses on the human (or nearly human) form.
Having been raised on rich diet of science fiction, fantasy and horror, much of Kristine’s work is a love
letter to those genres. She has a particular affinity and fondness for monsters and broken things.
When she isn't obsessively hunched over her latest creation, Kristine spends her time indulging her geeky
tendencies through her love of theatre, film, science fiction, horror, and video games. She enjoys running,
yoga and hiking.
By day, Kristine works as an arts administrator & in-house nerd at Theatre Calgary, one of Calgary's oldest professional theatre
companies. By night, she is an active member of the local amateur theatre community where she volunteers and
numerous theatrical productions throughout the season. She has produced, directed and set designed, as
well as provided properties fabrication, special effects, and scenic art support for over thirty productions
over the last few seasons.
She would jump at the promise of adventure if a YT-1300 Transport or a salvaged MCRN corvette-class frigate
showed up outside her house.
In the spirit of reconciliation, Kristine acknowledges that
she lives, works and creates on the traditional
territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut’ina, the Îyâxe Nakoda
Nations, the Métis Nation (Region 3), and all people who make their homes in the
Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta. They were the original occupants of this land and continue to be here
to this day. Kristine is grateful to have the opportunity to create art in this territory.