Kirsten Anderson opened Seattle’s Roq La Rue Gallery in 1998 in order to focus on the rising underground contemporary scenes exploding out of Southern California, which then moved globally. The gallery has been an integral part in fueling and supporting the Pop Surrealism and Contemporary art scene and has grown alongside its artist roster from being a rowdy punk gallery into a larger, more sophisticated establishment offering the top tier of artists working in those genres as well as fostering emerging artists who often go on to great acclaim. The galleries emphasis is on art that embodies technical craftsmanship blended with fantastical imagery and visually dynamic narratives.
In addition to running the gallery, Anderson edited and co-published the book “Pop Surrealism: The Rise of Underground Art” in 2004. She is also the “Editor At Large” at Hi Fructose Art Magazine, where she writes about art.