Migrator 13, 17 x 10 x 4.5 inches / 43 x 25.4 x 11.5 cm, UV print on dibond on mdf, 2018
Migrator 13, 17 x 10 x 4.5 inches / 43 x 25.4 x 11.5 cm, UV print on dibond on mdf, 2018

Krista Svalbonas ( b.1977, USA ) holds a BFA in Photography and an MFA in Interdisciplinary studies. Her work has been exhibited in a number of exhibitions including at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Spartanburg Art Museum in South Carolina, Howard Yezerski Gallery in Boston, Klompching Gallery and ISE Cultural Foundation in New York.  Her work has been collected in a number of private collections, as well as the Cesis Art Museum in Latvia. Recent awards include a Baumanis Creative Projects Grant (2020), Rhonda Wilson Award (2017), Puffin Foundation Grant (2016) and a Bemis Fellowship (2015) among others. In 2022, Svalbonas will exhibit solo exhibitions of her Displacement series at Riga’s Photography museum in Latvia, The National Museum in Vilnius Lithuania and the Museum of Photography in Tallinn Estonia. She is an assistant professor of photography at St. Joseph’s University. She lives and works in Philadelphia.





Forthcoming, Museum of Photography Riga, Latvia


Displacement, Abington Art Center, Abington, PA


Migrator, Space 776, Brooklyn, NY

Dislocation, Matteawan Gallery, Beacon, NY


Topophilia, Bridge Productions, Seattle, OR


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

Migrants, Opus Project Space, New York, NY


Presence of Memory, Miller Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA

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

Milieu, New Arts Center Exhibition, Kutztown, PA


Dwelling, Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder, CO

Project 8, Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, NJ

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

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


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

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

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

Interstices, RMX gallery, Chicago, IL

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

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

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

Substance and Shadow, Monterey Peninsula Art Gallery, Monterey, CA



Commorancy, Klompching Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

American Identities, GAMU gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

New Art from an Old World, Landmark Center, Minneapolis, MN

Contemporary Photography, Site Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Art Never Divides, World Latvian Art Center, Cesis, Latvia

Environmental Conservation, Peace and Development Naiman Photo Festival, Naiman, China

Unbound7, Candela Books and Gallery, Richmond, VA

Sunny Art Prize, Sunny Art Center, London, England

Working Hard to be Useless, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, UT

It Doesn’t Look the Same Anymore, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Tiny Acts Topple Empires, Woskob Family Gallery, Penn State, State College, PA

Poetics of Place, Gravy Studio and Gallery, Philadelphia, PA


Poetics of Place, Satellite Art Fair, Miami Beach, FL

Hypermedia Exhibition at Lishui International Photography Festival, Lishui, China

Natural Selection, Galerie Protégé, New York, NY

Fresh 2017, Klompching Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Geometric Complexions, Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, IL

Between the Medium, Redline, Denver, CO


Best of 2016, Space Gallery, Denver, CO

Flat file show, Matteawan Gallery, Beacon, 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



Interview with Krista Svalbonas, Float magazine, Dana Stirling November 11th 2018

Displacement, Fraction Magazine, Bree Lamb, March 4th 2018

5 Questions, Artslant, April 9th, 2018


Artist Under the Radar: Vasari 21, Ann Landi, July 24th, 2017

ARTE: I fienili in feltro di Krista Svalbonas, Osso Magazine, Italy, March 15th, 2017

Crowell and McLaughlin, Cold Wax Medium, Los Angeles: Squeegee Press, 2017

Under the Radar, Artslant, April 21st, 2017


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, 20162015

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

Bemis Fellowship
Interface Artist Residency
New Arts Program Residency and Exhibition
Cooper Union Artist Residency
Vermont Studio Center Residency


St Joseph’s University Faculty Development Grant
Sunny Art Prize, Sunny Art Center London, England
Rhonda Wilson Award
Puffin Foundation Grant
Columbia College Faculty Development Grant
Columbia College Faculty Development Grant
Working Artist Grant
Silvermine Board of Trustees Award, Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan, CT
Graduate Research and Creative Projects Grant, SUNY New Paltz


Cesis Art Museum Latvia, Europe

Private Collections Nationally


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