Kalaija Mallery: Student profile
April 24, 2020
Kalaija Mallery will be graduating Summer 2020 and she is well on her way to being an important voice in the national arts community.
Mallery is Manager of The Luminary, a non-profit contemporary art center in St. Louis. Mallery connected with The Luminary while the center's co-founder James McAnally was a Visiting Artist for the Low-Res winter intensive. Mallery is continuing the practice of managing an arts institution with a holistic approach.
In her art practice Mallery is a research-based artist who works with an experimental approach towards photography, the archive, and epistemological concerns of "how we know what we know". Currently, she is looking at cults and alternative living movements of the 1970's hippie communities to compare them to today's crisis of urban gentrification, colonial "wanderlust", and escapism. She is interested in how people gather, the circumstances for such, and why that is important to pay attention to in building new worlds. Mallery plans to expand her research on this topic through further education. Her website is kalaija.works.
Additionally, Kalaija Mallery has been running Third Room Project since 2017. Third Room is an artist run project space in Portland. Mallery is the driving artistic voice and coordinator of that space. She has curated and coordinated numerous exhibitions and events. Her work there has been highlighted recently in Oregon Artswatch and Art & About PDX.
Art & About PDX says of Third Room:“These types of art spaces are equally as important, and maybe even more so now because they provide an opportunity by having a space for artists to practice showing work, displaying it, talking about it, and having discourse with their viewers/community members. We all know that the opportunity to practice showing work slowly disappears for most artists’ after they leave academia. Third Room effectively holds and provides this space for artists and that allows viewers and relationships we have with art to be more playful, eliciting connections that aren’t purely taste driven. “
2023 MFA Thesis Exhibition Announcement
We are thrilled to announce Pacific Northwest College of Art's 2023 MFA Thesis Exhibition!
On view across three locations in downtown Portland, Oregon May 4 ~ May 21, 2023
Please join us for a First Thursday Opening Reception on May 4 from 5pm - 8pm!
Tanja Geis Artist Talk with LRVS and Art + Ecology
PNCA’s Art + Ecology and Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies programs are pleased to invite you to a remote lecture with multidisciplinary artist Tanja Geis. Using found and forged materials, working in sculpture, drawing, video, and walking, Geis pulls poetry from ecosystems hanging in the balance.
MONDAY, MARCH 20, 5:30pm PST
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Winter Session Artist Lecture with Ranu Mukherjee
Our Winter Session concludes with a visit from multidisciplinary artist Ranu Mukherjee on Friday, Jan 13th at 5:30pm PST. Live via Zoom, RSVP for a link.
Winter Session Artist Lecture with Heather Hart
Join LRVS on Thursday, Jan 12th at 5:30pm PST for a visiting artist talk with luminary Heather Hart.