Kirsten Lofgren was born and raised in East Tennessee. She grew up exploring forests around her home and hiking in the mountains with her family. She moved west to explore the deserts and mountains of Utah, where she received her BFA in Studio Art from Brigham Young University in 2015. She has exhibited around the United States and in Berlin, participating in shows at the Woodbury Art Museum, the Bemis Arts Building, and the Women's Museum among others. She now makes drawings and oil paintings in Austin, TX.