Jerstin Crosby is a visual artist from Alabama who makes his home in Chapel Hill, NC, following time in Pittsburgh and New York. As an artist, his concerns focus on abstract human forms in a variety of materials. These heads, informed by deep rooted influence of folk arts and crafts from the south, often border on non-representational and allow for humor in their execution. Jerstin is also an art director, and grass roots arts organizer who has curated an evolving multimedia exhibition venue called Acid Rain, since 2008. The platfform began as a cable access show for video art in NC and NYC before morphing into its current state as 3 video monitors located in two venues in Chapel Hill and has involved over 90 artists to date. Jerstin is an MFA graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2005) and received a BFA from the University of Alabama. HIs personal and collaborative work has been shown in venues such as International Print Center of New York, The Nasher Museum of Art (Durham), Knockdown Center (Queens), The Queens Museum, Kallio Kunsthalle (Helsinki), Regina Miller Gallery (Carnegie Mellon University) and The Mattress Factory Art Museum (Pittsburgh). His work has been published in exhibition catalogs, and reviewed in publications such as Art Forum International and Art Papers. For more information visit jerstin.com, or intagram.com/jerstinc.