Krista Leigh Pasini

07.01.2024 – 01.05.2025

Krista Leigh Pasini describes herself as an interdisciplinary performance artist, art doula, and public art facilitator.

Throughout her YAM Residency in the Gary and Melissa Oakland Studio in the Visible Vault, Krista will explore several projects in various modes, from performative post-mortem memoir to social sculpture installations. Her work is inspired by the life experiences and ultimate death of her father, who battled with a progressive neurological brain disease and maintained a tedious journaling system to cope with memory loss. Krista hopes to, through her work, explore an environment where her father’s story offers an invitation to connect and play. She hopes to honor the common bonds that we share as individuals, as families, and as communities. The final installation of her residency will include a series of public performances January 2 – 5, 2025 featuring an ensemble cast of creative souls.

Krista is co-founder of Rain Soul Studio, a bespoke wellness studio located in downtown Billings where she serves as a certified holistic bodymind coach, creative mindset mentor, and comprehensive yoga nidra guide. Among her continued education credentials, Krista is an honors scholar with a BFA in History from Montana State University—Billings and holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from Goddard College.

Visit Krista’s website here:
Learn more about Krista’s The Post-it Note Project here: