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
2022 Artist–in–Residence ArtsIceland, Ísafjörður, Iceland
2022 Gallery Talk: The Importance of Being Mentored: Artist Faculty in Conversation, Suffolk Gallery
2021 Artist–in–Residence L'Appartamento Napoli, Naples, Italy (Scheduled for June 2023)
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
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
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),
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, redirectgallery.com
2020 SITE_ Skaftfell Gallery, Seyðisfjörður, Iceland
2020 List Fyrir Alla listfyriralla.is
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
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: Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC)
2021 – Present: Elected Co-Chair, Exhibitions Committee (The Arts Group): Midway Artist Studios
2019 – Present: Radius Collective
2019 – Present: Artist Certification, City of Boston
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, radiuscollective.com, 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).
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, bu.edu/today, Apr 20, 2018.
MFA Boston University: Colors of 2018 Boston, MA: Boston University, 2018. Exhibition Catalogue.