CV

Education

2013 MFA, Photography, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
2009 BA, Studio Art, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Solo Exhibitions

2017                 Bait and Switch, Eye Lounge, Phoenix, AZ

2017                 Thorny Blockade, Central Gallery, Burton Barr Library, Phoenix, AZ

2016                 Constraint, Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art, Phoenix, AZ

2015                 Malena Barnhart: Video Works 2012-2015, Fine Art Complex 1101, Tempe, AZ          

2014                 No Matter What, Night Gallery, Tempe, AZ

2013                 TOGTFO, Harry Wood Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

2009                 You Can Have Everything, The Blue Elephant Art Center, Frederick, MD                                              

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017                

ILMIÖ Festival, Turku, Finland [ juror: Rose Pietola ]

A New New Wave! The Monorchid, Phoenix, AZ [ invitational ]

Unmasking Identity, Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art, Phoenix, AZ [ invitational ]

2017 Portland Underground Film Festival, Clinton Street Theater, Portland, OR [ juror: Lani Jo Leigh ]

Strange Changes, Eye Lounge, Phoenix, AZ [ curator: Tawny Kerr ]

At the Intersection of Memory and Conjecture, Northlight Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ [ juror: Liz Allen ]

Nasty Women, Noisy Women, Knitting Women & Naked Women, Fine Art Complex 1101, Tempe, AZ [ invitational ]

Nasty Women, The Knockdown Center, Queens, NY

Nasty Women, The Grand ArtHaus, Phoenix, AZ  

2016                

All in One: a Projected-Only Loop Group Show, Piazza Martiri della Libertà, Chiari (BS) Italy [ jurors: Linda Alborghetti and Marco Bellini ]

Fragments, Housatonic Community College, Bridgeport, CT [ juror: Crystal Heiden ]

AVI Videoart Festival, Israeli Cinema Museum, Jerusalem, Israel [ juror: Ynin Shillo ]

Tiny Works/Tiny Dances II, 9 the Gallery, Phoenix, AZ [ juror: Laura Dragon ]

Eye Lounge Group Show, Shortcut Gallery, Phoenix, AZ [ invitational ]

Push Comes to Shove: Women and Power, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ [ invitational ]

Biennial Faculty Exhibition, Mesa Community College Art Gallery, Mesa, AZ [ juror: Jennifer Campbell ]

New Art AZ, The Walter Art Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ [ juror: Justin Germain ]

Artist in Residence, Harry Wood Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ                [ invitational ]

Critical Mass, Tempe Galleries, Satellite Gallery at the U.S. Post Office, Tempe, AZ       [ jurors: Ted Decker, Christine Cassano and Marco Albarran ]

VIDEODROME 3, Rye Wax, London, United Kingdom [ juried ]

Time Spent, Mesa Community College Art Gallery, Mesa, AZ [ invitational ]

IN FLUX, Scottsdale Public Art, Scottsdale, AZ [ juried ]

BEING HER NOW, University Gallery, Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD [ juried ]

APPed Metaphors, Morrison Gallery, University of Minnesota, Morris, Morris, MN [ jurors: Anne Hennen Barber and Gary Wahl ]

2015                

Gendered Perspectives: An Investigation of Contemporary Identities, Hartman Center Gallery, Bradley University, Peoria, IL [ jurors: Jess T. Dugan and Margaret LeJeune ]

Tiny Works/Tiny Dances, 9 the Gallery and ARTELSHOW, Phoenix, AZ [ juror: Laura Dragon ]

Sightlines, The Packing Plant, Nashville, TN [ jurors: James Cathcart and Christine Rogers ]  

Virtual Insanity, Whitdel Arts, Detroit, MI [ juried ]

            De’Lunula Screeners, The Trunk Space, Phoenix, AZ [ juror: Troy Farah ]

                         2014                

                        Photo Solandra, Night Gallery, Tempe, AZ [ invitational ]

Artlink Annual Juried Exhibition, The Icehouse, Phoenix, AZ [ jurors: Jim Ballinger, Randy Slack, and Louise Roman ]

Impromp2, Night Gallery, Tempe, AZ [ invitational ]

Impromptu, Tilt Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ [ invitational ]

2013                

#Hashtag, Cameron University, Lawton, OK [ juror: Megan Rigoni-McCormic ]

            Emerge, Art Intersection, Gilbert, AZ [ juror: David Emitt Adams ]

Double Vision II: Multi-Channel Video Festival, Herron School of Art and Design, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, IN [ juror: Flounder Lee ]

West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival, WVU Creative Arts Center, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV [ jurors: Daniel Boyd, Dana Coester, Gerald Habarth, Michael D. Lies, Michael Sherwin and Jacob Tonski]

SPE Multicultural Caucus Film and Video Festival, SPE National Conference, Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, IL [ juror: Neil Chowdhury ]

Objectify This!, GSC Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ [ jurors: Ally Glowacki and Leila Kelly ]

Fon Seks: Digital Handheld Technology and the Transformation of Intimacy, UIS Visual Arts Gallery, University of Illinois Springfield, Springfield, IL [ jurors: Dave Kube and Michael J. Murphy ]

            Confluence, Night Gallery, Tempe, AZ [ jurors: Cecily Sophia Culver and Anna Garner ]

Selections 2013: The All-AZ Show, No Festival Required Series, Bragg’s Pie Factory, Phoenix, AZ [ invitational ]

Heat Wave: Desert Photography Exhibit and Symposium, exhibition traveled to: John Sommers Gallery, Albuquerque, NM, Northlight Gallery, Tempe, AZ, and Lionel Rombach Gallery, Tucson, AZ [ juror: Rod Slemmons ]

Approaching the Limit, Northlight Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ [ juror: Rod Slemmons ]

2012                

MFA Summer Juried Exhibition, Harry Wood Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ [ jurors: Dr. Julia Friedman and LG Williams ]

Voyeurism and Intimacy: The Public/Private Divide in Photography, Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, CA [ juror: Todd Hido ]

Troubling the Archive: Works by Feminist Artists, Step Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ [ small group ]

Confluence of the Uncanny & Mundane, Northlight Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ [ juror: Andrea Modica ]

2011                

Alternative to What?, Step Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ [ jurors: Jim Hajicek and Carol Panaro-Smith ]

2010                

Elsewhere, Northlight Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ [ jurors: Robert and Shana Parkeharrison ]

            Convergence, Harry Wood Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ [ invitational ]

             Unfiltered The Blue Elephant Art Center, Frederick, MD [ invitational ]

2009                

Senior Show, Herman Maril Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, MD              

Honors Thesis Exhibition, Herman Maril Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, MD [ small group ]

Anwar Sadat Art for Peace Exhibit, Herman Maril Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, MD [ juried ]

2008                

Wanted: Dead or Alive, Herman Maril Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, MD [ juried ]

Nature vs. Synthetic, Herman Maril Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, MD[ juried ]

Art Formally Known as Prints, Herman Maril Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, MD [ juried ]

Art Anonymous, Flashpoint Gallery, Washington, D.C.

Proudly Coloring Outside the Lines, Union Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, MD [ juror: Justin Orlando Fair ]

                         2007                

                        Proof, Herman Maril Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, MD [ juried ]

           Visual AIDS, James Cohan Gallery, Washington D.C.

2006                

Annual Juried Student Show, Boyden Gallery, St. Mary's College of Maryland, St. Mary’s City, MD [ juried ]

Awards and Honors

2017                

Best Political/Social Commentary Film, The Portland Underground Film Festival, Portland, OR

                         2014                

                        Best in Show, 2nd Place, Artlink Annual Juried Exhibition, Phoenix, AZ

                        2013                

                        Graduate College Completion Fellowship, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Best in Show Honorable Mention, Fon Seks: Handheld Digital Technology and the Transformation of Intimacy, Springfield, IL [ Jurors: Dave Kube and Michael J. Murphy]

2013 SPE Student Award, Society for Photographic Education, [ jurors: Lupita Murillo Tinnen, Sama Alshaibi, Dornith Doherty, Dennis Keeley and Betsy Schneider ]

Juror's Merit Award, Heat Wave: Desert Photography Exhibit and Symposium [ juror: Rod Slemmons ]

2012                

Best in Show Honorable Mention, 2012 Society for Photographic Education Member show, San Francisco, CA

                         2011                

                        Special Talent Award, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

            Graduate Fellowship, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

                        2009                

Colonel Wharton Award, 2nd Place, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Sadat Art for Peace Award, 1st Place, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

John Dorsey Prize for Outstanding Curatorial Practice, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

                        2008                

                        Honors Program, Department of Art, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Dean’s List, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

2007                

University of Maryland Creative and Performing Arts Scholarship, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

                        2006

                        First Year Prize, Boyden Gallery, St. Mary's College of Maryland, St. Mary's City, MD

Collections

Permanent Collections, New Media Arts Center, Fine Art Complex 1101, Tempe, AZ

Permanent Collections, Northlight Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Barnard Special Collections, Columbia University, New York, NY

Personal Collection of Former Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright                                                            

Professional Experience

2017-Present  Studio Assistant for John Randall Nelson, Tempe, AZ

2014-Present  Adjunct Faculty, Mesa Community College, Mesa, AZ

            Courses: ART100 Introduction to Computer Graphics, ART169 Two-Dimensional Computer Design, ART289 Digital  

            Illustration, ART131 Photography 1, ART132 Photography 2, ART133 Photography 3, ART290AC Studio Art,

ART295DA Art Workshop/Seminar Photography

2014                Faculty Associate, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

                        Course: ART250 Photo 2: Black and White

2011-2014       Instructor of Record, Arizona State University

            Courses: ART194 Introduction to Digital Media, ART113 Introduction to Color Theory, ART202 Photography 1 Lab

2010                Inspection Photographer, First American Field Services, Southern Pennsylvania

2009               Curator, Act Nice: Feminist Art, Herman Maril Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

2007               Studio Monitor, Casting Studio and Foundry, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

2006-2009     Gallery Attendant, University of Maryland Art Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Public Lectures

2016               Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Push Comes to Shove: Women and Power Symposium, Scottsdale, AZ

2013               Northlight Gallery, Heat Wave: Desert Photography Exhibit and Symposium, Tempe, AZ

2012               Society for Photographic Education Southwest Regional Conference, Graduate Student Panel Discussion, Fort Collins,     

                       Colorado

2009               Herman Maril Gallery, Moderator for a panel discussion in conjunction with the feminist art exhibition, Act Nice, College

                        Park, MD

Publications and Press

                         Helton, Adella. A New Wave at Monorchid. The Arts Beacon. June 8, 2017.

Work Published, Average Art Magazine, February 2017.

Work Published, Femme Fotale Volume IV: Leafless, January 2017.

Work Published, Femme Fotale Volume III: Analog and Alternative Process, September 2016.

Parsons, Dressler. Raw Program: Women, Power, and Resilience in SMOCA and Harry Wood Gallery. The Arts Beacon. November 24, 2016.

Trimble, Lynn. 19 Artists Explore Women, Power in ‘Push Comes to Shove’ at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. The Phoenix New Times. October 26, 2016.

 Richter, Courtney. Constraint at the Phica Shipping Containers. The Arts Beacon. January 20, 2016. 

                         Vetter, Grant. Malena Barnhart: Video Works 2012-2015. Fine Art Complex 1101.  November 12, 2015.

                          Murphy, Michael J. |fōn’ seks|: Digital Devices and the Transformation of Intimacy. University of Illinois Springfield Visual                          Arts Gallery. 2013.

Rigoni-McCormic, Megan. #Hashtag. Cameron University Art Department. November, 2013.

Pierce, William. No Festival Required All AZ Show Presents Sights and Sounds from Underground. Examiner.com. March 9, 2013.

                         Rabens, Tye. Art Echo. State Press Magazine. March 13, 2012.

Tillotson, Newlin. Art Students Examine Feminism in “Troubling the Archive.” The State Press. March 12, 2012.

Jehan, Sadat. The Sadat Lectures: Words and Images on Peace, 1997-2008. Endowment of the United States Institute of Peace, US Institute of Peace Press, 2010.

LaRocca, Lauren. Malena Barnhart: Reminding Us of the Way We Remember. The Frederick News-Post, December 4, 2009.