b. 1989

MFA, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2016
BA, University of California Davis, 2012

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

2023 Tide / Pool, Dreamsong, Minneapolis, MN
2023 Protoself, Asya Geisberg, New York, NY
2022 Infinite Beach, Dreamsong, Minneapolis, MN
2020 Artifacts, St Cloud State University, St Cloud, MN
2019 Early Bodies, Kathryn Brennan Gallery, 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)

Selected Group Exhibitions

2024 Dreams and Reflections, Richard Heller, Los Angeles, CA
2023 Untitled Miami, Asya Geisberg, Miami, FL
2023 Goosebumps, Anthony Gallery, Chicago, IL
2023 Fembot, The Hole, New York, NY
2023 Tinted Love - a Monochromatic Group Exhibition, Good Mother, Los Angeles, CA
2022 Sagittarius, Night Club, Minneapolis, MN
2022 Painting Show, Hair & Nails, Minneapolis, MN
2022 The Patriot, O’Flaherty’s, New York, NY
2022 Exit 26, Monti 8, Latina, Italy
2021 Lucky Charm, Moosey Art, London, UK
2021 44 Signs of the Times (curated by Owen Duffy), Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ
2020 Right Now, Hair + Nails, Minneapolis, MN
2020 After Hours, The Quarter Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
2020 The Beginning of Everything: An Exhibition of Drawings, Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
2019 Nada Miami, Kathryn Brennan Gallery, Miami, FL
2019 We Go Fast, Left Field, Los Osos, CA
2019 Only Human, H.G.Inn, Chicago, IL
2019 White Columns Benefit Auction, White Columns, New York, NY
2019 Felix Fair, Kathryn Brennan Gallery, 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, NY
2017 Small Objects: Part 1, Lacuna Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2017 Everything Happens So Much, Sadie Halie Projects, Minneapolis, MN
2017 Yeah Maybe #13, Yeah Maybe, Minneapolis, MN
2017 Whateverbeing, Present Company, Brooklyn, NY


2023 Moosey, Norwich, UK
2018 The Maple Terrace, Brooklyn, NY
2018 Lacuna Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2016 David Wurtzel Travel Scholarship, Florence, Italy
2014 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT


2023 Brainard Carey. Interview with Kristen Sanders, Yale University Radio, June 29th, 2023.
2022 Bel Moran. “Kristen Sanders’ “Infinite Beach” exhibition explores primordial non-humanity,”, March 28th, 2022.
2019 Torey Akers. “Two Shows, One Q: The “Un-Body” with Kristen Sanders and Zoe Avery Nelson,”, March 28th, 2019.
2019 Owen Duffy. “The Origins of Art: Kristen Sanders Interviewed by Owen Duffy,”, March 29th, 2019.
2017 Stacia Yeapanis. “Other Peoples Pixels Interviews Kristen Sanders,”, September 13th, 2017.
2016 “New American Paintings #123: MFA Annual,” Open Studios Press, April/May 2016.