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2018    MFA Graphic Design, Boston University, Boston, MA

2017    COMA Dutch DesignLAB, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2009    BFA Graphic Design, Corcoran College of Art + Design, Washington, DC

2003    BA Electronic Media, The George Washington University, Washington, DC

awards / presentations / residencies

2023    Visiting Artist Presentations: Rituals, Rocks, and Residencies University of Europe, Berlin, Germany

2023    Artist–in–Residence L'Appartamento Napoli, Naples, Italy

2023    Panelist: Participation, Preservation, and Praxis, Multiple Formats Contemporary Art Book        
            Symposium and Book Fair, Boston University, Boston, MA

2023    Summer Research Stipend Suffolk University, Boston, MA

2023    Artist Talk: Geo/graphic (from Substratum), Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

2022    Experiential Learning Grant Suffolk University, Boston, MA

2022    Artist–in–Residence ArtsIceland, Ísafjörður, Iceland

2022    Gallery Talk: The Importance of Being Mentored: Artist Faculty in Conversation, Suffolk Gallery

2021    Visiting Artist Talk: Iceland, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

2021    Artist Talk: c/o (displacement): Iceland. Mobility. Spatiality. Virtuality. One Day Symposium by
            (Arts) Territory Exchange, Centre for Mobilities Research (Cemore) LICA, Lancaster University 

            and Ströndin Studio, Iceland

2021    Artist Talk: 89 Art Salon, Midway Studios, Boston, MA

2020    Visiting Artist Talk: Memory Device Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA

2020    Visiting Artist Talk, rituals: Colloquium for the First Year Program, SMFA at Tufts University

2020    Gallery Talk: SITE_, Skaftfell Gallery, Seyðisfjörður, Iceland

2020    Workshop, Glitching: Seyðisfjarðarskóli, Seyðisfjörður, Iceland

2020    Artist–in–Residence Skaftfell Center for Visual Art, Seyðisfjörður, Iceland

2020    Opportunity Fund Grant Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture, City of Boston, Boston, MA  

solo exhibits

2023    Terrain Poster Exhibit HALL618, Midway Studios, Boston, MA

2023    Love Letter: A Site-Specific Performance Via Materdei 73, Naples, Italy

2022    Substratum HALL618, Midway Studios, Boston, MA

2022    Multiple Exposures (Iceland Series) HALL618, Midway Studios, Boston, MA

2021    timeline HALL618, Midway Studios, Boston, MA

2021    memory device HALL618, Midway Studios, Boston, MA 

2020    memory device Frame 301 Gallery, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA

2020    c/o (displacement) AREA at The Yard, Boston, MA

selected group exhibitions

2023    Terrain (Two-Person Exhibition with Kirsty Palmer), Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

2023    Emerging Artists Exhibit (Juried by Leah Triplett Harrington and Mallory Ruymann), Kathryn
            Schultz Gallery, Cambridge, MA

2023    Multiple Formats Contemporary Art Book Symposium & Book Fair, Boston University, Boston, MA

2023    Underline Art Tunnel, Midway Gallery, Boston, MA

2022    KECD International Poster Exhibition Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Seoul, Korea

2022    Fort Point / Midway Open Studios 2022 Midway Artist Studios, Boston, MA

2022    Sounds About Riso Risograph Showcase, UsagiNY, DUMBO, NYC

2022    Annual Open Studios Members Show FPAC Gallery, Boston, MA
2022    open_space(s) Juried Resident Exhibition, Midway Gallery, Boston, MA

2022    Open Studios (with David Hilliard) Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA 

2022    Artrageous!36 (Montserrat College of Art’s Annual Art Auction to Benefit Student Scholarship),
            Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA

2022    Mentor. Teacher. Role Model. Suffolk Gallery, Suffolk University, Boston, MA

2022    align Produce Gallery, Corpus Christi, TX

2022    The Newport Biennial 2022 (Juried by Dr. Kimberli Gant), Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI 

2021    The 11th Asia Graphic Design Triennale Seoul Calligraphy Art Museum, Seoul, Korea 

2021    Artist and Pandemic Midway Gallery, Boston, MA

2020    Subject to Change re-direct gallery,

2020    SITE_ Skaftfell Gallery, Seyðisfjörður, Iceland

2020    List Fyrir Alla

2020    List í Ljósi Festival (collaboration with Seyðisfjarðarskóli), Seyðisfjörður, Iceland

2019    Crossing The Line: In Search of Sanctuary Nave Gallery, Somerville, MA    

2019    Lines / Divide Boston East Gallery, Boston, MA    

2019    Light vs. Dark Gallery 263 (Curated by Ruth Erickson), Cambridge, MA    

2018    Parsing Sign and Image Vets Gallery, Providence, RI    

2018    A Few Conversations Between Women 808 Gallery, Boston, MA    

2018    MFA Thesis Exhibition: MFA_18 Stone Gallery, Boston, MA    

2018    The Journey (Won Ju Lim) Booth Theatre, Boston, MA 



2023    Underline Midway Gallery, Boston, MA

2022    open_space(s) Midway Gallery, Boston, MA

2022    align (Radius Collective) Produce Gallery, Corpus Christi, TX

2021    nexus Midway Gallery, Boston, MA

2019    title here: no wrong answers Beacon Gallery, Boston, MA


2022 – Present:  Elected Board Member, Midway Artist Collective (MAC) Board of Directors

2022 – Present: Member, College Art Association (CAA)

2022 – Present:  Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC)

2021 – 2022:  Elected Co-Chair, Exhibitions Committee (The Arts Group): Midway Artist Studios
2019 – Present:  Radius Collective

2019 – Present:  Artist Certification, City of Boston

selected publications

Mallia, Kristen and Palmer, Kirsty. Terrain (2020–2023), Self-Published, Aug. 1, 2023.

Mallia, Kristen. Field Notes (Index_23), No. 07, Self-Published, Winter 2023.

Grant, Andrea. A Window to the World: Art & Design Students Transform an Empty Downtown Crossing
     Storefront into a Public Art Installation. Suffolk University, 22 Dec. 2022

Mallia, Kristen. Field Notes (Index_22), No. 06, Self-Published, Fall 2022.

KECD International Poster Exhibition & Seoul Design 2022. Seoul, Korea: KECD, 2022. 
Exhibition Catalog.

Territories of Practice. First Edition Zine, Geographies of Print Lab, 2022. 

Mallia, Kristen. Field Notes (Index_22), No. 05, Self-Published, Summer 2022.

Mason, Amelia. To Fight Displacement, Artists Are Buying up Boston Real Estate. WBUR, June 21, 2022,   Mallia, Kristen. Field Notes (Index_22), No. 04, Self-Published, Spring 2022.

Mallia, Kristen. Field Notes (Index_22), No. 03, Self-Published, Winter 2022.

The 11th Asia Graphic Design Triennale. Seoul, Korea: KECD, 2021. Exhibition Catalog.

Mallia, Kristen. Field Notes (Index_21), No. 02, Self-Published, Fall 2021.

Radius Collective. Lines Through. Limited Edition (100), Self-Published,, 2021. 

Brown, Joel. CFA Alums in the Arts Reflect on How the Pandemic Affected Their Work. Bostonia, 

    Summer 2021, Boston University, July 2021.

Mallia, Kristen. Field Notes (Index_21), No. 01, Self-Published, Summer 2021.

Spaeth Hill (2020). äntrepō: Revelations (Volume No. 1).

Tasha Baclawski, Simmons University and Massachusetts College of Art and Design Collaborate on

    Can I Have a Cup of Sugar? April 7, 2020.

Samantha Drysdale, Graphic Design Students Put Up Community-Engaging Installations, The Daily 

    Free Press, May 8, 2019.

Madeleine O’Keefe, 808 Gallery, Stone Gallery Host MFA Thesis Exhibitions,, Apr 20, 2018.

MFA Boston University: Colors of 2018 Boston, MA: Boston University, 2018. Exhibition Catalogue.

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