b. 1989

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 Venessa 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 White Columns Benefit Auction, White Columns, New York, NY
2019 Felix Fair, Brennan & Griffin Booth, Los Angeles, CA
2018 NURTUREart Benefit + Silent Auction, EFA Project Space, The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts,
New York, NY
2018 Velvet Ropes NYC, GIFC at Patrick Parrish Gallery, New York, NY
2017 Small Object: 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 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
2011 Shaper Studios and Sick Whatever Present Free Lunch, Shaper Studios, San Diego, CA

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

Bibliography and Online Exhibitions
2019 Owen Duffy. The Origins of Art: Kristen Sanders Interviewed by Owen Duffy,
2019 Torey Akers. Two Shows, One Q: The “Un-Body” with Kristen Sanders and Zoe Avery Nelson,
2019 Flat Rate Contemporary II,
2018 Flat Rate Contemporary,
2018 Our Souls to Keep,
2017 Sacia Yeapanis. Other Peoples Pixels Interviews Kristen Sanders,
2016 New American Paintings #123: MFA Annual, Open Studios Press
2014 Jahna Peloquin. Kristen Sanders ‘Pink Bodies,’
2014 Pink Bodies Opening Reception, l’étoile

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

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