"Your work is more disturbed than mine! Are you sure you can cope with life?"-Ralph Steadman
aka Kristine Lankenau-Potts
Work first appeared in punk 'zines in the San Francisco Bay Area in the early 80's.
By the mid-80's, she had been appointed to the Bureau of Underground Cartoonists. Comics have been published in various anthologies such as Raw, Weirdo, Snake Eyes, Art Forum, and Twisted Sisters. A collection entitled "Death Warmed Over"
was published byCat Head Comics
in 1990, and "The #@@! Coloring Book"
was published by Last Gasp
Moving to Los Angeles in 1991, she began to show paintings and mix 'n match taxidermy. La Luz de Jesus Gallery
provided unflagging support in these endeavors. Krystine had 3 solo shows and took part in many group shows here as well. She also participated in various group exhibits in galleries and museums in the United States and Europe.
Worked for Nickelodeon on a television pilot "Anemia and Iodine"
. All the characters were named after diseases. Aired on Nick's cartoon showcase "Kablam" in 1996.
The years 2002-2008 were spent as a core member of Corpus Delicti Butoh Performace Lab
. Collaborated on concepts, costumes, props, installations and performing. The group did stage pieces and guerrilla street theater in public spaces. Corpus Delicti appeared at all the peace marches in Los Angeles during those years.
From 2005-2010 she created a series of toys based on Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay entitled "Abu and 'Mo".
Currently experimenting with painting with non-dominant (left) hand on raw canvas.
Krystine lives and works in Los Angeles with experimental music pioneer and artist Rick Potts.