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Kristen Sanders

Kristen Sanders (b. 1989, California) lives and works in St. Paul, MN. She received a BA from the University of California Davis, and an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Solo and two person exhibitions include Dreamsong, Minneapolis, MN, St. Cloud State University, St Cloud, MN, Kathryn Brennan Gallery, New York, NY, Step Sister, New York, NY, Sadie Halie Projects, Minneapolis, MN, and Sediment Arts, Richmond, VA. Group exhibitions include Good Mother, Los Angeles, Night Club, Minneapolis, MN, Hair & Nails, Minneapolis, MN, O’Flaherty’s, New York, NY, Monti 8, Latina, Italy, Moosey Art, London, UK, Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ, The Quarter Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, Left Field, Los Osos, CA, H.G. Inn, Chicago, IL, White Columns, New York, NY, and Patrick Parrish Gallery, NY. Residencies include The Maple Terrace, Brooklyn, Lacuna Gallery, Minneapolis, David Wurtzel Travel Scholarship, Florence, Italy, and Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT. Sanders has received press in BOMB Magazine, ARTNews, and New American Paintings. She currently teaches at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

Morning Tide, 2023, Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 32 inches
In the Negative Spaces, 2023, Acrylic on canvas, 50 x 40 inches
Abyssal Plane, 2023, Acrylic on canvas, 27 x 20 inches
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  1. […] Kristen Sanders chatted with us about her show, Protoself, running through July 28 at Asya Geisberg Gallery. The title of the show derives from the theory of consciousness by neurologist Antonio Damasio. He posited that the protoself is the first in a hierarchical system of consciousness and foreshadows the self to be. The work in this exhibition focuses quite a lot on coming into the self. To learn more, listen to the complete interview. […]


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