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. “
The PNCA Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies is excited to welcome Angel Nevarez and Valerie Tevere for a lecture on their artwork and practice Friday, January 15 at 6pm.
This event is part of the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies Winter 2021 Lecture Series. Join us Wednesday nights in July 2020 for conversations on art and ideas.
Third Room presents Spectrum
Spectrum celebrates the works of Francis Dot and Pace Taylor
There will be a distanced opening on September 4th from 7-9pm (masks required, limited people in the gallery at one time), as well as by appointment and online thru Oct 3rd. Email Todd @ firstname.lastname@example.org for a private viewing appointment.
Join us for Ray Rogers ’ Low-Residency MFA thesis exhibition and presentation
August 25– 29
On view at Fourteen30 Contemporary, 1501 SW Market Street, Portland OR 97201, https://fourteen30.com
Open by appointment only. To make arrangements please call or text 503.236.1430 or email email@example.com
Join us for Melissa Gueiros’ Low-Residency MFA thesis exhibition and presentation
Rhythms of Grace
August 11 – August 15
On view at Fourteen30 Contemporary
1501 SW Market Street, Portland OR 97201
Open by appointment only. To make arrangements please call or text 503.236.1430 or email