Krista Svalbonas is fascinated by spatial relationships and the effect of architectural form and structure on the psychology of the human environment. Her work begins with extensive photographic documentation of nearby architecture. For the Project 8 series, Svalbonas’ subject was The Brunswick Estates in Jersey City, NJ. In her series In the Presence of Memory, she references the barns of rural Pennsylvania by painting and silk-screening architectural details on industrial felt. Svalbonas has exhibited nationally and internationally. In 2014 she created a site-specific installation at the Ise Cultural Foundation in New York, and was the subject of solo exhibitions at Matteawan Gallery; Miller Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA; and the New Arts Program, Kutztown, PA. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at The Painting Center, Pocket Utopia, and Viridian Gallery in NYC; and Dairy Center of the Arts, Boulder, CO. Svalbonas’ work is in the collection of the Cesis Art Museum in Cesis, Latvia. She holds a BFA from Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY and an MFA from SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY. She currently lives in Chicago, IL where she is a lecturer at Columbia College.