Kristian Krokfors was born in Finland in 1952. From 1973-74 he studied Art at the University of Industrial Arts in Helsinki. In 1974 he moved to England to study at Leicester Polytechnic, where he received his BA in 1977.
In 1985 Krokfors was named Finland’s Young Artist of the Year, a prestigious national event organized by the City of Tampere and the Tampere Art Museum.
From 1988-90 he spent two years living and working in New York City, returning in 2001 as artist-in-residence under the auspices of the Finnish Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Cultural Institute for Finland in the USA.
Awards and appointments include
Artist State Pension Award, Finland
Young Artist of the Year 1985, Tampere, Finland
Scholarship Prize: Biennial Exhibition of Prints for Young Artists, Vaasa, Finland
First Prize: Drawing Competition of the State Art Work Committee, Finland