Malena Barnhart is an Arizona-based artist who is originally from Maryland. She holds an MFA degree in photography from Arizona State University and an undergraduate degree in studio art from the University of Maryland. Through repurposing mass-culture materials including YouTube videos, children’s stickers and party decorations, her work examines the role enculturation plays in the continued marginalization of women. Her artwork has recently been exhibited at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (Arizona,) the Israeli Cinema Museum, Morrison Gallery (University of Minnesota) and the Hartman Center Gallery (Bradley University, Peoria.)