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Krista Svalbonas is a mixed media artist based in Chicago. Her studies lead her to 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 her extensive media knowledge, Krista enjoys experimenting with traditional materials in unexpected ways. She is heavily influenced by her urban environment in her work and focuses on spatial relationships and architecture when developing her abstract pieces and installations.


Krista was recently awarded a Bemis Fellowship for 2015. She has had numerous solo, two-person and group exhibitions throughout the United States. Recently Krista completed a large scale site specific installation at the Ise Cultural Foundation in New York. She has exhibited at venues including the Dairy Center of the Arts in Boulder Colorado; Kenise Barnes Fine Art in Larchmont, New York; Watchung Art Center in New Jersey; Monterey Peninsula Art Gallery in California; Mattewan Gallery, The Painting Center, Trestle Gallery, and BWAC in New York; Tubac Center For The Arts, Arizona; George Segal Gallery, New Jersey. She was also part of a two-year traveling group exhibition in Latvia, Europe, where her piece remains in the permanent collection at the Cesis Art Museum. She is a recipient of a Cooper Union Artist residency as well as a New Arts Program residency and exhibition and has works in numerous private collections.

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