Bio: Hey! I’m Kris! Brazilian artist born in Rio de Janeiro’s country side, moving from city to city living a nomad life. The constant exchange of culture, local manners and accents make me curious by nature and a lover of what´s different and unique. Go to my blog to see my updates from all over, sketches, videos of people, places and artistic expressions I meet during my journey. Scroll down to see my exhibits, prizes and seminars/workshops I've given.

Getting in touch with me: Send me an email ( krisbarz@gmail.com) or a message by filling in the form below. I'll get back to you as soon as possible. ;)

Exhibitions:

2002 – Part of Cascavel’s Artists Association’s Collective Exhibition

2004 – Part of Londrina's Intermangá Exhibition

2008 – Part of Londrina’s 1st Literary Illustration Competition’s Exhibition

2010 – Part of Michael Jackson Collective International Exhibition (Romenia and Brazil editions)

2011/2012 – Solo Exhibition “Nomads: Illustrated Inconstancies” (Rio de Janeiro)

2013 - Solo Exhibition “Pensamentos Desnudos” – illustrations and poetry (São Paulo – Brazil)

2017 - Solo Exhibition “Out&About”. The Alley Cat Coffee House, Fort Collins, CO.

2017 - Solo Exhibition “Out&About”. The R Bar & Lounge, Fort Collins, CO.

Prizes:

1998 – 1st Prize “Illustrating Brazil’s national Anthem” Contest – Caetano Munhoz da Rocha School (Rio Negro - Brazil)

2003 – 1st Prize Illustration Contest manga style at Intermangá Event – adult category (Londrina - Brazil)

2008 – Honorable Mention at national Illustration Contest Ilustres Ideias (Londrina - Brazil)

2015 – 2nd place Comics artists Battle - Itaú Cultural (São Paulo- Brazil)

2016 – Best newcomer of 2015 - Prêmio PapoMix da Diversidadel (São Paulo- Brazil)

Workshops, Events and Seminars as a guest/teacher/expositor:

June, 2014 – City of Sanya Mascot Design Seminar invited guest- Sanya, China.

March, 2015– Talk: Freelancing as an illustrator - Digital Arts class. Colorado State University. Fort Collins, CO - US.

March, 2015- FoCo Comics and Gaming Festival- CSU. Fort Collins, CO - US.

July, 2015- Comics Workshop (Page and strips) – SESC Ribeirão Preto, SP- Brazil.

Jun, 2016 - Talk: Freelancing as an illustrator - Design/Art department. UEL. Londrina, PR - BRA.

Jun, 2016 - LGBT Literature Panel (Hoo Publisher) - Blooks Livraria. São Paulo, SP - BRA.

Aug, 2016 - Talk: LGBT representation in comics - TampaBay ComicCon - Tampa, FL - US

Aug, 2016 - Talk: LGBT representation in comics - Fort Collins ComicCon - Fort Collins, CO - US

Aug, 2016 - Workshop: How to make comics - Digital Arts class. Colorado State University - Fort Collins, CO - US

Oct 2016 - Talk: “Cartooning for Queerness” - Harvey Mudd College, Office of Institutional Diversity - Claremont, CA.

Nov, 2016 - Workshop: How to make comics - Storyboarding class. Washington University - Seattle, WA - US

Feb/Mar, 2017- Workshop: “How to make comics ” - The Downtown Artery - Fort Collins, CO.

Apr, 2017 - Talk "Cartooning for Queerness". University of Wyoming. Laramie, WY.

Apr, 2017 - Podcast "The Narrator Series" at Dink - Denver, CO.

Apr, 2017 - Panel "Cultural Influences of the LGBTQ Community on Indie Art" - Denver Independent Comics Expo). Denver, CO.

Apr, 2017 - Panel "¡Los Super Comicistas! LatinX Comic Artists" - Queers & Comics Conference. San Fransisco, CA.

Jun 2017 - Panel "Gender Identity: Understanding Through Art" (moderator) - Denver Comic Con. Denver, CO.

Oct, 2017 - Talk "Cartooning for Queerness". Portland State University. Portland, OR.

Nov 2017 - Panel "Queer comics take over the world" - Latino Comix Expo. Long Beach, CA.