Kristen Rowell is an artist from Rock Hill, South Carolina. She has received her BFA in painting and sculpture from Winthrop University. Rowell uses materials such as paint, sand, powdered sugar, paprika, and graphite in many of her works. She pours, throws, and drops them onto the substrate, allowing the materials to fall wherever the do. It is beautiful to let go of control and allow materials to speak for themselves. The accumulation of materials creates a beautiful image of layers and history.