In the Presence of Memory 20, 60x36, 2015

In the Presence of Memory 20, 60×36, 2015

Krista Svalbonas is a mixed-media artist based in Pennsylvania. She holds a BFA degree in photography and design from Syracuse University and an interdisciplinary MFA degree in photography, sculpture, and design from SUNY New Paltz. Benefiting from this extensive training in a wide range of media, Svalbonas experiments with traditional materials in unexpected ways. She is heavily influenced by the effect of architectural form and structure on the psychology of the human environment.

Svalbonas recently completed a site specific permanent installation at the Vilnius Gediminas Technical University in Lithuania . She has exhibited at the Spartanburg Art Museum in South Carolina; Redline, Space Gallery and Dairy Center of the Arts, Colorado; Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Matteawan Gallery, Opus Projects, The Painting Center, Trestle Gallery, ISE Cultural Foundation, and BWAC, New York; Watchung Art Center and George Segal Gallery, New Jersey; Monterey Peninsula Art Gallery and Wall Gallery, California; and Tubac Center For The Arts, Arizona. She is in the permanent collection of the Cesis Art Museum in Latvia. Svalbonas is a recipient of a Bemis Fellowship, and of residencies from Cooper Union, Vermont Studio Center, and the New Arts Program. She is currently an assistant professor of photography at St. Joseph’s University.








(Scheduled), Matteawan Gallery, Beacon, NY

Between Instances, collaboration with Lisa Pressman, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ


Modern Structures, collaboration with Howard Hersh, Space Gallery, Denver,CO

Topophilia, Bridge Productions, Seattle, OR

Interstices, 2- Person, RMX gallery, Chicago, IL


Home is a Name, Spartanburg Museum of Art, Spartanburg, SC

Migrants, Opus Project Space, New York, NY

Correspondences, collaboration with Howard Hersh, Wall Gallery, Oakland, CA


Presence of Memory, Miller Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA

A Habitation and a Name, Matteawan Gallery, Beacon, NY

Milieu, New Arts Center Exhibition, Kutztown, PA

Shifting Space, collaboration with Lisa Pressman, ISE Cultural Center, New York, NY


Dwelling, Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder, CO

Project 8, Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, NJ

Mapping Time, collaboration with Lisa Pressman, Firehouse Gallery, Orange, NJ

Towards a Phenomenology of Space, AFA Gallery, Scranton, PA

Phenomenology of Place, Firehouse Gallery, Rogue College, Grants Pass, OR


Substance and Shadow, 2- Person, Monterey Peninsula Art Gallery, Monterey, CA

Penumbra Installation, Gravy Studio Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Penumbra, Watchung Arts Center, Watchung, NJ


Windows on Columbus, Mack Cali, Jersey City, NJ

Solo, Rotunda Gallery, Metuchen, NJ


Persistence of Memory, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, NY



Select, Garvey Simon Art Access, New York, NY

Ecco Domus, The Dorado Project at Art House Productions, Jersey City, NJ

In the Details, Jamie Brooks Fine Art, Costa Mesa, CA

Variable States, UpFor Gallery, Portland, OR

Tectonic, Bridge Productions, Seattle, OR

Tangent Planes, Matthew Rachman Gallery, Chicago, IL


Flat Files Year 3, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, New York, NY

Megalodon, Proto Gallery, Hoboken, NJ

Opus Unum, Opus Project Space, New York,NY

Beyond Material, Slusser gallery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

de.con.struct, Matteawan Gallery, Beacon, NY

Going Big, Central Booking, New York, NY

Shared Creations, Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, IL

Interface, Waterstreet Studios, Batavia , IL

Aquired, Occasional Gallery, Burlington,WA

Indiana Green, Frank Juarez Gallery, Sheboygan, WI

The Art of Collage, Frank Juarez Gallery, Sheboygan, WI



Aqua Miami Art Fair, Matteawan Gallery, Beacon, NY

Vestige, 3-person, Gravy Studios and Gallery

Gallery Artists, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, NJ

The Last Brucennial, New York, NY



Etiquette for Lucid Dreaming, 2 Gateway Center, Newark, NJ

Session One, Pocket Utopia, New York, NY

Continuum, S.H.E. Gallery, Boonton, NJ

Ethereal Earth, S.H.E. Gallery, Boonton, NJ



Cooper Union AIR, Cooper Union, New York, NY

Natural and Constructed Spaces, The Painting Center, New York, NY

Wax, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Arts Connections 8, George Segal Gallery, Montclair, NJ



Full Spectrum, Virginia S. Block Gallery, Montclair, NJ

Visiting Artist Series, Dynamic Expressions Art Gallery, Bronx, NY

Beeline, Kobalt Gallery, Provincetown, MA

62nd Annual Art of the Northeast, New Canaan, CT

Playing with Fire, Tubac Center for the Arts, Tubac AZ

Arts Connections 7, George Segal Gallery, Montclair, NJ



Encaustic Artists, GAS Gallery, Maplewood, NJ

Emerging Artist Series, Art Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ



2nd Annual Latvian Artist Exhibition, Society of Free Letts, Philadelphia, PA



Latvian Diaspora Art, A Two-Year Traveling Exhibition in Latvia, Europe



US artist recreates old town in her work, Klaipeda.Diena, August, 4th, 2016

The Space Between o and i: Printmaking and Digital Technology in Portland, Matthew A. Coleman,

Art in Print, Vol. 6 No. 2, July-August 2016

A Touch of Gold, now what it is, Daniel Morowitz, June 27, 2016

Architecture’s Sprawling Influences Manifests Itself in an Exhibit, The Creators Project, Andrew Nunes, June 17th, 2016

Three Artists Play with Abstract Perceptions at Matthew Rachman Gallery, WideWalls, Natalija Paunic

Krista Svalbonas e le sue geometrie astratte, NeoMag, Italy

Architectural Form and the Psychology of the Human Environment, Trendland, Ani Tzenkova, February 19, 2016


Six of the Best part 34, krista svalbonas, praeterita, Philip Hartigan

Studio Visit Magazine, vol 30, Open Studio Press, Boston, MA

Delve Interview, Krista Svalbonas, Kind Aesthetic, Andres Weglowskyj

Five Good Things, AnOther Magazine, March 11, 2015

Krista Svalbonas Migrants, Young Space, Kate Mothes


The infrastructure of humanity on display at Kutztown’s New Arts Program, Reading Eagle, February 9th, Ron Schira

Lisa Pressman and Krista Svalbonas in “Shifting Space”, Gallery Travels, Anne Russinof

Cooperman, Marcie, Color: How to use it, Upper Saddle River: Pearson, 2013

Artist Interview, Have You Met…Krista Svalbonas?, Painter’s Progress,

Drawing on the Walls, Star-Ledger, March 31st, Dan Bischoff

Artist Interview, Paint Draw Blend, Bernadette Ward

MPC’s Substance and Shadow reverberates with urban electricity, Monterey County Weekly, November 15th, Jessica Bray

3rd International painting annual, Manifest press, Cinncinati Ohio

Artist Interview, Lynette Haggard art blog, Lynette Haggard

Krista Svalbonas encaustic, Draugas, September 15th, Stasys Gostautas

Krista Svalbonas at Gravy, Knight Arts Philadelphia, Chip Schwartz

Thomas, Shazzi, natural/constructed spaces, The Painting center, catalog

Hesa inprint, rythm/rytmi, blog,

Gannon, Stacy, penumbra solo exhibition, Watchung art center, catalog


Fradet, Cecilia Moy, Aone 62nd annual, Silvermine arts center, catalog


Kalmite, Lelde, Tevu Zemei-Latvijai, Valmiera musuem, catalog



Bemis Fellowship 2015

Interface Artist Residency 2015

New Arts Program Residency and Exhibition 2014

Cooper Union Artist Residency 2012

Vermont Studio Center Residency 2011

Puffin Foundation Grant 2016

Columbia College Faculty Development Grant 2016

Working Artist Grant 2015

Columbia College Faculty Development Grant 2015

Silvermine Board of Trustees Award, Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan, CT 2011

Graduate Research and Creative Projects Grant, SUNY New Paltz 2005



Cesis Art Museum Latvia, Europe

Private Collections Nationally



Lecturer, Columbia College Chicago, Fall 2014 – Fall 2017

Assistant Professor, Art Institute of New York, Spring 2006 – Spring 2014

Adjunct Professor, Caldwell College, Winter 2006 – Spring 2009



State University of NewYork at New Paltz, 2005

M.F.A. Visual Research Laboratory (Photography, Design and Sculpture)

Syracuse University, 2000

B.F.A. Photography and Design



Miller Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA

Matteawan Gallery, Beacon, NY

Garvey Simon Art Access, New York, NY

Flat Files at Tiger Strikes Asteroid, New York, NY

Chicago Project at Catherine Edelman Gallery