Sculptor of Fearless Girl
Kristen Visbal was born in Montevideo, Uruguay; daughter of an American Foreign Service diplomat. An bronze sculptor working in both realism and the abstract, she attended the University of Arizona and later earned a BA in Art, Summa Cum Laude from Salisbury University in Maryland Visbal apprenticed in Lost Wax Casting at the the prestigious Johnson Atelier art foundry in New Jersey from 1995—1998. There, she apprenticed in mold making, patination and wax chasing and taught a mold work shop. Visbal’s sculpture has won numerous awards and been exhibited at the Lincoln Center and the National Arts Club. Public works include the Cradle Of Coaches, a collection of 10 heroic size Hall Of Fame Football Coaches including Paul Brown, Notre Dame’s Ara Parseghian and the Baltimore Raven’s John Harbaugh. Visbal has created and installed multiple nautical public works as well as Alexander Hamilton at life 1/2. Most well known, Fearless Girl, symbolizes the call for gender diversity in leadership and stands as inspiration and empowerment for women worldwide. The 50 inch bronze figure, created in celebration of International Women’s Day, was installed in March 2017 and currently stands at Bowling Green Park in New York City’s Financial District. Be Fearless!