Krista Brand is a multidisciplinary artist and curator, living and working in eastern Washington. Her work explores everyday encounters with litter and plastic waste, sifting through curbsides, parking lots, and cracks in the sidewalk. By making the discarded personal and the cast-off familiar, her work carries an undertone of both imaginative empathy and disquiet.

Krista co-founded Side x Side Contemporary, an online exhibition space focused on supporting international and emerging artists. She was a resident artist at Arts Letters & Numbers, a grant-supported member at Saranac Art Projects, and was a visiting artist at Palouse Prairie Charter School. Krista works as an academic coordinator and instructor of art at Washington State University.

CV link here.


➭ Working on a collaborative installation project, Crossing Paths, with Marguerite Gilbertson at Auburn University at Montgomery. See it in person January 2022.

➭ Showing Wait. Repeat. with David JP Hooker at Wheaton College, IL - through October 27, 2021.

I am juror with Mana Mehrabian for Photolucida Critical Mass 2021, based in Portland, OR.

➭ A Gallery From Home / Good Girls Don't recently featured my work in an online solo show. See it here.

➭ The Spokesman-Review published an interview about Soften. Read it here.

➭ I am curating Soften with June T Sanders at the Chase Gallery in Spokane, WA. View the exhibition here.

➭ I co-founded a new online curatorial exhibition space, Side x Side Contemporary, with Mana Mehrabian

➭ I was recently an artist in residence at Arts Letters and Numbers in NY. Link here.

➭ The Stranger reviewed my show at The Factory in Seattle with Coco Spadoni. Read it here.

➭ A post about my curatorial exhibition at WSU Department of Fine Arts. Read it here.

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