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, 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

Group Exhibitions

2019  Retro Reaction, Tempe Center for the Arts Gallery, Tempe, AZ [ curator: Michelle Dock ]  (Upcoming)

2018  Carmody Foundation Grant Recipient Group Show, Sisao Gallery, Phoenix, AZ [ juried ]  (Upcoming)

2018  10 Artists/2000 Speculums, Step Gallery, Phoenix, AZ [ curator: Lauren O'Connell ] 

2018  The 15th, 19th and 26th: Get Out the Vote, Practical Art, Phoenix, AZ [ curators: Patricia Sannit and Lisa Olson ] 

2018  2018 Biennial Faculty Exhibition, Mesa Community College Art Gallery, Mesa, AZ [ curator: Jennifer Campbell ] 

2018  PHX ART NOW, Step Gallery, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ [ curator: Grant Vetter ] 

2018  Arizona Biennial 2018, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ  [ juror: Rebecca R. Hart ]

2018  Object Inspiration, Vision Gallery and the Chandler Center for the Arts Gallery, Chandler, AZ [ curator: Peter Bugg ]

2018  Ritual and Randomness, Eye Lounge, Phoenix, AZ [ curators: Samantha Lyn Aasen and Kim Sweet ]

2018  Art Detour 30 Exhibition, Artlink Artists Council, Warehouse 215 at Bentley Projects, Phoenix, AZ [ invitational ]

2018  In Sight II, New City Studio, Phoenix, AZ [ invitational ] *My piece was censored from this show and replaced with a sign denoting its absence.

2017  Blur, Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art and MCC Art Gallery, Mesa, AZ [ curator: Ted Decker ]

2017  LA DADA, Megaphone PHX, Phoenix, AZ [ juried ]

2017  Present Tense, The Monorchid, Phoenix, AZ [ curator: Mark Jay Freedman ]

2017  ILMIÖ Festival, Turku, Finland [ juror: Rose Pietola ]

2017  A New New Wave! The Monorchid, Phoenix, AZ [ curator: Mark Jay Freedman ]

2017  Unmasking Identity, Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art, Phoenix, AZ [ curators: Faith Damm and Alexis Sheets ]

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

2017  Strange Changes, Eye Lounge, Phoenix, AZ [ curator: Tawny Kerr ]

2017  At the Intersection of Memory and Conjecture, Northlight Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ [ juror: Liz Allen ]

2017  Nasty Women, Noisy Women, Knitting Women & Naked Women, Fine Art Complex 1101, Tempe, AZ [ curator: Grant Vetter ]

2017  Nasty Women, The Knockdown Center, Queens, NY

2017  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 ]

2016  Fragments, Housatonic Community College, Bridgeport, CT [ juror: Crystal Heiden ]

2016  AVI Videoart Festival, Israeli Cinema Museum, Jerusalem, Israel [ juror: Ynin Shillo ]

2016  Tiny Works/Tiny Dances II, 9 the Gallery, Phoenix, AZ [ juror: Laura Dragon ]

2016  Eye Lounge Group Show, Shortcut Gallery, Phoenix, AZ [ invitational ]

2016  Push Comes to Shove: Women and Power, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ [ curator: Sara Cochran ]

2016  Biennial Faculty Exhibition, Mesa Community College Art Gallery, Mesa, AZ [ curator: Jennifer Campbell ]

2016  New Art AZ, The Walter Art Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ [ juror: Justin Germain ]

2016  Artist in Residence, Harry Wood Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ [ curator: Nic Wiesinger ]

2016  Critical Mass, Tempe Galleries, Satellite Gallery at the U.S. Post Office, Tempe, AZ [ jurors: Ted Decker, Christine Cassano and Marco Albarran ]

2016  VIDEODROME 3, Rye Wax, London, United Kingdom [ juried ]

2016  Time Spent, Mesa Community College Art Gallery, Mesa, AZ [ curators: Jennifer Harris and Ted Decker ]

2016  IN FLUX, Scottsdale Public Art, Scottsdale, AZ [ juried ]

2016  BEING HER NOW, University Gallery, Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD [ juried ]

2016  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 ]

2015  Tiny Works/Tiny Dances, 9 the Gallery and ARTELSHOW, Phoenix, AZ [ juror: Laura Dragon ]

2015  Sightlines, The Packing Plant, Nashville, TN [ jurors: James Cathcart and Christine Rogers ]  

2015  Virtual Insanity, Whitdel Arts, Detroit, MI [ juried ]

2015  De’Lunula Screeners, The Trunk Space, Phoenix, AZ [ juror: Troy Farah ]

2014  Photo Solandra, Night Gallery, Tempe, AZ [ invitational ]

2014  Artlink Annual Juried Exhibition, The Icehouse, Phoenix, AZ [ jurors: Jim Ballinger, Randy Slack, and Louise Roman ]

2014  Impromp2, Night Gallery, Tempe, AZ [ invitational ]

2014  Impromptu, Tilt Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ [ invitational ]

2013  #Hashtag, Cameron University, Lawton, OK [ juror: Megan Rigoni-McCormic ]

2013  Emerge, Art Intersection, Gilbert, AZ [ juror: David Emitt Adams ]

2013  Double Vision II: Multi-Channel Video Festival, Herron School of Art and Design, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, IN [ juror: Flounder Lee ]

2013  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]

2013  SPE Multicultural Caucus Film and Video Festival, SPE National Conference, Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, IL [ juror: Neil Chowdhury ]

2013  Objectify This!, GSC Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ [ jurors: Ally Glowacki and Leila Kelly ]

2013  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 ]

2013  Confluence, Night Gallery, Tempe, AZ [ jurors: Cecily Sophia Culver and Anna Garner ]

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

2013  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 ]

2013  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 ]

2012  Voyeurism and Intimacy: The Public/Private Divide in Photography, Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, CA [ juror: Todd Hido ]

2012  Troubling the Archive: Works by Feminist Artists, Step Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ [ small group ]

2012  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 ]

2010  Convergence, Harry Wood Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ [ invitational ]

2010  Unfiltered The Blue Elephant Art Center, Frederick, MD [ invitational ]

2009  Senior Show, Herman Maril Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, MD              

2009  Honors Thesis Exhibition, Herman Maril Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, MD [ small group ]

2009  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 ]

2008  Nature vs. Synthetic, Herman Maril Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, MD[ juried ]

2008  Art Formally Known as Prints, Herman Maril Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, MD [ juried ]

2008  Art Anonymous, Flashpoint Gallery, Washington, D.C.

2008  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 ]

2007  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 ]

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   

Publications and Press

Trimble, Lynn. Why 10 Artists Are Turning OB-GYN Equipment Into Works of Art. The Phoenix New Times. August 13, 2018. 

Regan, Margaret. From Ordinary to Transcendent: Artists Show Works of Beauty and Struggle in TMA’s Excellent Arizona Biennial 2018. Tucson Weekly. July 12, 2018.

Scottsdale Sticker Art Exhibition Explore Gender Roles. Arizona Horizon, Arizona PBS. July 9, 2018.

Trimble, Lynn. Here’s What Happened After New City Studio Censored Malena Barnhart’s Work. The Phoenix New Times. January 10, 2018. 

Kronenfeld, Jeff.  Bait and Switch: Artist Malena Barnhart’s Show at Eye Lounge on Roosevelt. PHX SUX. July 6, 2017. 

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 Arts 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.

Awards and Honors

2018  Carmody Foundation Grant, The Carmody Foundation, Phoenix, AZ

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

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

2013  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

2011  Graduate Fellowship, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

2009  Colonel Wharton Award, 2nd Place, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

2009  Sadat Art for Peace Award, 1st Place, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

2009  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

2008  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

Public Lectures and workshops

2018              Workshop on stickers and subverting gender stereotypes. Girls Rock! PHX, Phoenix, AZ.

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

Professional Experience

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

Courses:

ART100 Introduction to Computer Graphics

ART131 Photography 1

ART132 Photography 2

ART133 Photography 3

ART142 Digital Photography 1

ART169 Two-Dimensional Computer Design

ART202 Digital Arts Survey

ART283 Computer Aided Graphic Arts 2

ART289 Digital Illustration

ART290AC Studio Art

ART295DA Art Workshop/Seminar Photography

2016-2018  Social Media Promotion, Eye Lounge Art Collective, Phoenix, AZ

2017  Faculty Associate, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Courses:

ART201 Photography 1 Lecture

ART202 Photography 1 Lab

2017  Studio Assistant for John Randall Nelson, Tempe, AZ

2014  Faculty Associate, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Courses:

ART250 Photography 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