Krista Svalbonas holds a BFA in Photography and an MFA in Interdisciplinary studies. Her work has been shown in a number of exhibitions including: the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Spartanburg Art Museum in South Carolina, Howard Yezerski Gallery in Boston, Marshall Gallery in Los Angeles, Klompching Gallery and ISE Cultural Foundation in New York.  Her work is part of the permanent collections of the Cesis Art Museum in Latvia, the Gregg Museum of Art and Design in North Carolina, the Woodmere Art Museum and Temple University in Philadelphia. Recent awards include a Center for Photographic Art Artist Grant (2022), Baumanis Creative Projects Grant (2020), Rhonda Wilson Award (2017), Puffin Foundation Grant (2016) and a Bemis Fellowship (2015) among others. In 2022/23 Svalbonas had solo exhibitions of her series Displacement, at the Copenhagen Photography festival in Denmark, the Tallinn city museum in Tallinn, Estonia, Museum of Textile and Industry in Augsburg Germany and the National Museum in Vilnius Lithuania. She is an associate professor of photography at St. Joseph’s University. She lives and works in Philadelphia.





Displacement, National Museum of Lithuania, Vilnius, Lithuania

Remnants Peeler Art Center, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN


Displacement, Museum of Textile and Industry, Augsburg, Germany

Displacement, Kiek de Kok Fortifications Museum, Tallinn, Estonia

Displacement, Copenhagen Photo Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark


What Remains, site-specific installation, The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA

What Remains, Klompching Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (virtual)

Krista Svalbonas Recent Work, Klompching Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


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



Paperwork, Krista Svalbonas and Dora Somosi, Klompching gallery, Brooklyn, 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



CPA Grant winners exhibition, Center for Photographic Arts, Carmel, CA

No Place Like Home, Schingoethe Center, Aurora University, Aurora, IL

Joyce Elaine Grant exhibition, TexasWomen’s University, Denton, TX


Home and Away, AMcE Arts, Seattle, WA

On Location, Peninsula School of Art, Fish Creek, WI

Fragments, Marshall gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Public Life, Fotofest, Houston, TX

Photos Interrupted, Klompching gallery, New York, NY


The Altered Image, Miami Design District, Miami, FL

10 x 10, Fotofest, Houston,TX

CFEVA  curated exhibition, Chamber of Commerce, Philadelphia, PA

CFEVA curated exhibition, Stoneleigh offices, Philadelphia, PA


Picturing Space, FIT, New York, NY

No Cure for Mourning, Stockton University, Atlantic City, NJ

Up[routed], Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg, SC

1000+1, Fotorelevance gallery, Houston, TX

Momentum, Space Gallery, Denver, CO

Photo-based, Noba ArtSpace, Bala Cynwyd, PA

Postcard Salon, Jarvis Dooney Gallery, Berlin, Germany

Intersections Here and There, In Liquid Gallery, Philadelphia, PA


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



Medium San Diego, Second Sight conversations, Krista Svalbonas with Lisa Hostetler, September 23rd

Lenscratch blog, Text and Image, Krista Svalbonas:Displacement, July 28th

Center for Photographic Art, Krista Svalbonas in conversation, June 29th

Fotofest Houston, creative conversations Krista Svalbonas with Peggy Sue Amison, May 22nd

Humble Arts blog, laser-cut diaspora, in conversation with Krista Svalbonas, May 20th

Shout Out miami blog, meet Krista Svalbonas I artist, April 14th

Art Spiel blog, Krista Svalbonas recent works Klomching gallery, February 1st


Subtext and Discourse podcast, interview with Krista Svalbonas, December 22nd


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, 2016


Six of the Best part 34, Krista Svalbonas, Praeterita, Philip Hartigan

Krista Svalbonas,, Aurora Alma Bartiromo, March, 5th, 2015

Krista Svalbonas, Dialogist, Vol III Issue III

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

Delve Interview, Krista Svalbonas, Kind Aesthetic, Andres Weglowskyj

Krista Svalbonas at Opus Project Space, Gallery Travels, Anne Russinof

Five Good Things, AnOther Magazine, March 11, 2015

Krista Svalbonas Migrants, Young Space, Kate Mothes


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


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

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, Dan Bischoff, March 31st

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, Stasys Gostautas, September 15th

Krista Svalbonas at Gravy, Knight Arts Philadelphia, Chip Schwartz



CFEVA Fellowship


Picture Berlin


Bemis Fellowship

Interface Artist Residency


New Arts Program Residency and Exhibition


Cooper Union Artist Residency


Vermont Studio Center Residency



Center for Photographic Art Grant


Morris Grant St. Joseph’s University

2021, 2019,2018

Critical Mass Top 50 Award


Baumanis Creative Projects Grant

Latvian Foundation Grant


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 2015


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


Woodmere Art Museum

Fox Business School, Temple University

Museum of Fine Art, Houston, TX

Global Center for Latvian Art, 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