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Kristen Sanders


Conversation with Kristen Sanders & Gregory Volk, art writer and independent curator, at Asya Geisberg Gallery.

Art writer and independent curator Gregory Volk joins Kristen Sanders for an exhibition walkthrough of "Protoself." Volk and Sanders will discuss Sanders' expansive approach to figures, from early humans to futuristic or animatronic anthropomorphs, as well as the artist's interest in the liminal moment of human consciousness and its perhaps unnecessary embodiment. We will conclude the conversation with prosecco.

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.

Gregory Volk is a New York-based art writer and independent curator. He writes regularly for Hyperallergic, and his articles and reviews have also appeared in many other publications, including Art in America. His book-length text on German artist Katharina Grosse is the sole text in the monograph Katharina Grosse, published in 2020 by Lund Humphries as part of their Contemporary Painters Series. Among his numerous contributions to exhibition catalogues and books are essays on Joan Jonas, Fred Tomaselli, Vito Acconci, Tavares Strachan, Turkish artist Ayse Erkmen, and Icelandic artist Ragna Róbertsdóttir. Between 2004 and 2020 he was associate professor at Virginia Commonwealth University and worked closely with Kristen Sanders during her MFA studies