Heavily influenced by her Latin heritage and a lifetime of travel to her mother’s native Costa Rica, Crystal Latimer’s studio practice explores the hybridity of the Latin American culture through mixed-media painting. Crystal obtained her BFA from Slippery Rock University in 2010, followed by an MA and MFA from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2013 and 2016, respectively. Crystal’s work has been extensively exhibited in the regional area, including shows at the Pittsburgh International Airport, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Chautauqua Institute, & Mine Factory to name a few. Her international experience includes a group show in Hong Kong, China, as well as an Artist Residency at the Joaquín Chaverri Fábrica de Carretas in Sarchí, Costa Rica. Her work is included in private collections in addition to the public collections of Indiana State University of Pennsylvania, PNC Corporate, and the Benter Foundation.