Kristina Bilonick Royer is an Edinburgh-based artist and independent curator. Born and raised in Washington, DC, Kristina worked as an artist and arts administrator in a variety of roles at arts organizations including Washington Project for the Arts, DC Arts Center and DC Arts Studios. As an artist, she has exhibited her work at Arlington Arts Center (VA), Transformer (DC), and the (e)merge art fair (DC)
In 2010 Royer founded Pleasant Plains Workshop an arts space with a focus on community engagement and supported emerging artists via exhibitions, a studio residency program, and public art projects. PPW was supported by the D.C. Commission of the Arts & Humanities, the D.C. Office of Planning, and the Kresge Foundation.
Since relocating to Edinburgh in 2016, Royer has been working as a studio assistant at Edinburgh Printmakers and as a gallery assistant at the Royal Scottish Academy and in 2018 she completed a Master's in Collections & Curating Practice at Edinburgh College of Art.
In her spare time, Kristina performs with the contemporary art-driven Rhubaba Choir.
To read an interview with Kristina published in Bmore Art Magazine,