Money Pieces, International Currency Sculptures by Kristi Malakoff
Kristi Malakoff is a Canadian visual artist who has returned to Canada after time spent living abroad, most recently in Moscow, Russia, where she participated in a 2-month residency at Proekt Fabrika in the spring of 2010, and previously in Berlin, Germany, Reykjavík, Iceland and London, England where she attended the Chelsea College of Art and Design. She is a 2005 BFA graduate of the Emily Carr Institute in Vancouver where she was the recipient of many awards and scholarships, among them the Alvin Balkind Memorial Scholarship, the Helen Pitt Award and the Governor General’s silver medal for the top Emily Carr Institute graduating student of 2005. Since graduating, she has participated in artist residency programs at the Banff Centre, the Stride Gallery, Calgary, SÍM, Reykjavík, Iceland and Proekt Fabrika, Moscow, Russia. She has exhibited in an exhaustive schedule in both group and solo shows throughout Canada and in England, the US, Germany, Mexico and Russia. Her work has been featured and reviewed in many Canadian newspapers, journals and arts-related magazines. In 2010, she received a Canada Council Project Grant for Visual Artists. Her work is held in private and corporate collections across Canada and the US.