Kristy Higby / Bio



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Kristy Higby • Bio

Higby received her bachelor degree in studio art from the University of South Carolina and has taught book arts, drawing, and digital arts since 1977. She and her husband taught art at Mercersburg Academy, Mercersburg, PA. from 1991-2014.

She has attended numerous workshops at the International Film and Photography Workshops in Rockport, Maine; the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University in Durham, N.C., and Penland School of Crafts in Penland, N.C.

W.W. Norton chose her short documentary, Flag Day, for inclusion on a Norton Sociology textbook DVD. Flag Day also received an Honorable Mention at the 2005 Silverdocs Film Festival.  Her short documentary, Bowl Digger, received a Director’s Choice award at the 2007 Black Maria Film Festival and a Best Documentary award at the 2007 Dam Short Film Festival in Boulder City, Nevada. It was juried into the 3-month long Make it New exhibition at the Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC, during the summer of 2007 and toured with the 2007-2008 Short Circuit Traveling Film Festival Sponsored by the Southern Arts Federation. Her current film, The Other Brother, is her first feature length documentary.

Higby and her husband, Mark Flowers, a painter, had a two-person exhibition, Related Separates, at the Goodall Gallery in Columbia College, Columbia, SC and another two-person exhibition, Sequences and Events, at the Art Museum of Myrtle Beach, SC.

Her artists books were included in the South Arts (Southern Arts Federation) traveling exhibition American Masterpiece Craft Exhibition, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts, which opened in New Orleans in September 2007 and toured throughout the Southeast for 3 years. Tradition/Innovation: American Masterpieces of Southern Craft and Traditional Art was organized by South Arts and features 48 artworks created by masters living and working in the South today.

Kristy and her husband now live and work in Asheville, NC.

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