The Ohio Artist Registry (OAR) is an exciting opportunity for artists to share their work, connect with the creative community, and establish an online presence—all on a free, virtual platform! The OAR encourages artists working in all art forms, throughout Ohio and beyond,  to create a profile, which allows them to better promote themselves and their work. Being listed in the OAR provides artists with new opportunities to share their work with clients, galleries, patrons, and audiences. A listing in the OAR does not confer an endorsement, approval, or verification by the Ohio Arts Council.
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2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

Krystan Ivey

Fine Artist
Home 6696 Borr Avenue County: Franklin
Reynoldsburg Ohio 43068 United States
Cell Phone: 6144461302 Birthday: September 1, 1998 Website: KrissysWork


Krystan Ivey is a Illustrator and Painter based in Columbus, OH. She is currently studying at Columbus College of Art and Design to obtain her BFA, focusing on painting, drawing, and art history. 


Her works are whimsical and colorful and often include the female figure and domestic experience, with themes of nature and life. She uses acrylics and oil paints as the base for her medium to large scale works, and is moving into the public art space through mural work. Her works can be found in the homes of Columbus residents, with local collectors purchasing originals and commission based work over the last decade. The majority of her technical expertise includes human and animal portraiture. 


To contact Krystan Ivey please visit or email her directly at

Artist Statement

I have been drawing and painting for as long as I can remember. Art is an escape from the everyday weight of being human. I was born in Stockbridge, GA and have spent most of my life in Columbus, OH.

My art began with portraiture, I drew human features over and over again and became obsessed with the human figure, learning how to put something on paper that captured the power of the human body. You will find most of my art revolves around women. I grew up with a single mother who has always inspired power and strength and shaped my view of women from a very young age.

Everyone wants to be special, and my special lives within my art work. As Cesar A. Cruz once said “art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable”. There is no comfort or challenge like that of creating art.