Krista Brand is a multidisciplinary artist and curator working in ceramics, painting, installation, print, and words. Krista's travels and road trips along North American highways have informed her interest in place, identity, objects, and materials.

Krista’s most recent work explores everyday encounters with litter and plastic waste, slyly questioning aesthetic and cultural value systems by examining and reframing cross-sections of urban landscapes. Krista earned her MFA from Washington State University and is a member of the regional artist cooperative, Saranac Art Projects, in Spokane, WA.



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education

   2018              MFA – Washington State University, Pullman, WA

   2011               BA magna cum laude – Studio Art, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL

   2005              AS – Fine Art, North Idaho College, Coeur d'Alene, ID


selected exhibitions (solo & two-person)

   2019              (upcoming) Saranac Art Projects, Spokane, WA   * 

   2019              (upcoming) Stray Galleries, Pullman, WA

   2019              (currently on view) Text and Response, Saranac Art Projects, Spokane, WA    

   2018              (Un)Pleasant, with Coco Spadoni, The Factory, Seattle, WA   * 

   2018              Summer, Little Pink House Gallery, Genesee, ID 

   2018              Moscow Art Walk 2018, Habitat for Humanity, Moscow, ID

   2018               MFA Thesis Exhibition, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU, Pullman, WA

   2018              Collision, Stray Galleries, Moscow, ID

   2018              WSU x UI, MFA Exchange Exhibition, Ridenbaugh Gallery, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID

   2017              Memento Mentori, Gallery II, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

   2017               LUV, Stray Galleries, Pullman, WA

   2017               Shrug Show, Stray Galleries, Pullman, WA

   2017               Terrain 10, Spokane, WA  

   2017              Hiatus, Locker Gallery, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

   2017               100 for 100, CVA Gallery, Greensboro, NC 

   2017               Equilibrium, Little Pink House Gallery, Genesee, ID

   2017               Words and Pictures, Studio 107, Coeur d' Alene, ID 

   2017              LOOK DOWN, Gallery II, Washington State University, Pullman, WA   *

   2017               6 Hours, The Lodge Gallery, PNCA, Portland, OR 

   2016              Words and Pictures. Grumpy Monkey, Coeur d'Alene, ID   *

   2014              Growing Seasons. Bloom Cafe and Arthouse, Moscow, ID   *

   2012              Art on the Green Juried Show, Coeur d'Alene, ID, Silver Award

   2011              Art on the Green Juried Show, Coeur d'Alene, ID, Juror's Choice Award

   2011               Gathering Stones, BA show, Walford Galleries, Wheaton College, IL

   2011              Nonword and Upward, Walford Galleries, Wheaton College, IL

   2009             Nonword and Upward, Walford Galleries, Wheaton College, IL (Juror: Suellen Rocca)


curatorial 

   2019              Curator, enTropic, Studio 84 Contemporary Art Space, Genesee, ID 

   2018              Curator, SIDE STREET, Locker Gallery, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 

   2017              Gallery Committee, Shifting Landscapes: Signal Fire, Gallery 2, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

   2017              Gallery Committee, Memento Mentori, Gallery 2, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

   2017              Juror, Utopia/Dystopia, Juried Exhibition, Gallery 2, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

   2016              Co-Curator, Collaborative Draw. Community Drawing Project, Gallery 2, Washington State University, Pullman, WA


collaborative projects

   2018               Poetry & Performance at the Rose House. Pullman, WA

   2017               Points of Interest: Reflections on Place. Collaboration with Linda Russo, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU, Pullman, WA 

   2016              The Beauty of the Palouse: A geologic and poetic story. Visiting artist at Palouse Prairie Charter School, Moscow, ID

   2016              Grace Under Pressure. Steamroller prints with WSU and UI printmaking, Ridenbaugh Gallery, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID

   2005              Human Rights. Permanent group installation with Art on the Edge, Molstead Library, North Idaho College, Coeur d’Alene, ID

   2004              There is Pleasure in the Pathless Woods. Permanent installation, Molstead Library, North Idaho College, Coeur d’Alene, ID


awards & fellowships

   2019               Latah County Arts & Culture Grant. With Studio 84 Contemporary Art Space, Genesee, ID

   2018               Sidney and Pansy Siler Graduate Fellowship, High Five Award. Washington State University, Pullman, WA.

   2018               Sidney and Pansy Siler Graduate Fellowship in Fine Arts. Washington State University, Pullman, WA.

   2017               Claude N. Nelson Graduate Fellowship. Washington State University, Pullman, WA.

   2017               John Ludwig Graduate Fellowship. Washington State University, Pullman, WA.

   2009-2011     Burton and Patricia Ericson Scholarship. Wheaton College, IL

   2006               Toni Robideaux Scholarship. American Advertising Federation, Spokane, WA

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