Kristine Aono's artwork has been exhibited widely. Venues include; the Long Beach Museum of Art, the Japanese American National Museum (Los Angeles), Artist Space, the Bronx Museum of Art, and the National Academy of Design (New York City), the National Museum of Women in the Arts and the Washington Project for the Arts (Washington DC), , the Wichita Art Museum, and the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art (Evanston, IL).
Aono has been the recipient of numerous grants which include a National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artist/ Public Projects Grant, Maryland State Arts Council, and Art Matters grants. Aono attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and earned a BFA from Washington University in St. Louis. Aono has done Residencies at the MacDowell Colony and the Virginia Center.
Kristine Aono's sculpture and installations are narrative in nature, reflecting her identity as a Sansei, a third generation Japanese-American. She examines her hybrid cultural identity through topics such as acculturation, racial and sexual stereotyping, the WWII internment camps, and the history of her family in America.
Aono's artwork evolves from in-depth research. It can involve a variety of materials; wood, plaster, fabric, photography, earth, artifacts, rusted nails, leaves, etc. Oftentimes, the creation of her artwork will entail interaction with communities as a core element.