CV

b. 1989


Education

2016 MFA, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
2012 BA, University of California Davis, Davis, CA


Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

2019 Early Bodies, Brennan & Griffin, New York, NY
2018 Kristen Sanders and Vanessa Thill, Step Sister, New York, NY
2017 Soft Origin, Sadie Halie Projects, Minneapolis, MN
2017 Maternity Leave: Para-Natural Pregnancies, Sediment Arts, Richmond, VA (In Collaboration with Devin Harclerode)
2014 Pink Bodies, The Quarter Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


Group Exhibitions

2019 Felix Art Fair, Brennan & Griffin, Los Angeles, CA
2018 NURTUREart Benefit + Silent Auction, EFA Project Space, The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY
2018 Velvet Ropes NYC, Patrick Parrish Gallery, NY
2017 Small Objects: Part 1, Lacuna Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2017 Everything Happens So Much, Sadie Halie Projects, Minneapolis, MN
2017 Whateverbeing, Present Company, Brooklyn, NY
2016 VCU MFA Thesis Exhibition, Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA
2015 Palette Cleanser, VCU MFA Candidacy Exhibition, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
2015 Gross Girls, Find & Form Space, Boston, MA
2014 Smiling Face, Open Mouth, The Midnight Brigade, Minneapolis, MN
2013 Juried Annual 2013, Pro Arts, Oakland, CA
2012 KDVS Presents Serenity Now, ARTifact, Davis, CA


Residencies

2018 The Maple Terrace, Brooklyn, NY
2018 Lacuna Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2016 David Wurtzel Travel Scholarship, Florence, Italy
2014 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT


Awards

2012 Thiebaud Family Scholarship, UC Davis, Davis, CA
2011 Nettie Weber Scholarship, UC Davis, Davis, CA


Bibliography

2019 Owen Duffy. The Origins of Art: Kristen Sanders Interviewed by Owen Duffy, Bombmagazine.org
2019 Torey Akers. Two Shows, One Q: The “Un-Body” with Kristen Sanders and Zoe Avery Nelson,
Artspace.com
2018 Flat Rate Contemporary, flatratecontemporary.com
2018 Pictures at an Exhibition, 'Kristen Sanders and Vanessa Thill' at Step Sister, Artnews.com
2018 Our Souls to Keep Online Exhibition, fieldprojectsgallery.com
2017 Stacia Yeapanis. Other Peoples Pixels Interviews Kristen Sanders, OtherPeoplesPixelsBlog
2016 New American Paintings #123: MFA Annual, Open Studios Press
2014 Jahna Peloquin. Kristen Sanders ‘Pink Bodies,’ Vita.mn
2014 Pink Bodies Opening Reception, l’étoile


Lectures

2017 Guest Critic, Graduate Critique Seminar, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN
2016 Artist Talk, Introduction to Contemporary Art and Theory, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
2013 Artist Talk, Intermediate Painting, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN