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. “
Aeron Bergman, chair of the Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies at PNCA, and Alejandra Salinas, PNCA faculty, are interviewed by BOMB Magazine about their recent work.
Curator Laurel V. McLaughlin talks with the artists about their ongoing projects Consuming Nature and Seed as Idea where hybrid media overlap, drawing from Indigenous and Western academic methodologies, sound and image sampling, and the legal and ethical logic of the public domain.
Join the Low Residency MFA in Visual Studies on January 13 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm for a Visiting Faculty Lecture with Am Johal
Spatial Power: A Screening on the Queer Modernist Legacy of Eileen Gray and conversation with Emmanuela Soria Ruiz
Sunday, January 9
Interview with PNCA Faculty Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas: Podcast and Broadcast Friday December 3 at 4pm PST on KAOS 89.3, Olympia, WA.
One hour interview with Low Residency MFA in Visual Studies Chair Aeron Bergman and PNCA Assistant Professor Alejandra Salinas about their early sound works available as an online podcast and also to be aired on Friday December 3 at 4pm PST on KAOS 89.3, Olympia, WA. Listen here to the interview and sound works.
Fuller Rosen Gallery and guest curator Laurel V. McLaughlin are pleased to present The Longest Leg, a solo exhibition of new and recent work by Emmanuela Soria Ruiz on view November 11, 2021 - January 09, 2022. Opening reception November 13 from 6-8pm.