About

MARNI KALDJIAN is a visual artist, graphic designer, and nonprofit professional based in Minneapolis, MN.

 

Contact Marni at mmkaldjian@gmail.com with inquiries. Available for collaborations, design/illustration needs, oddly specific commissions, feedback, and most other things.

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ARTIST STATEMENT

I am a visual artist, graphic designer, and nonprofit communications professional based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where I am currently seeking my MA in Graphic and Web Design at Minneapolis College of Art in Design. With an undergraduate degree in both Studio Art and Religious Studies from St. Olaf College, I have long been interested in the confluence of visual communication, personal conviction, creative practice, and community care.

Self taught in graphic design, I’ve collaborated with a variety of clients ranging from local musicians and nonprofits to elementary school libraries and private events, and each unique design problem has taught me the importance of asking questions, doing research, and listening. This has bolstered my belief that good design can bring people together through education, empathy, and connection.

My current work within the MA-GWD program focuses on integrating my skill areas of illustration, graphic design, and communication. As I continue to grow in both my illustration and design practices, I’m interested in a visual exploration of place, space, and community, and creating tools to make these experiences more accessible. To me, creative practice is communal, and connections within a community depend upon access to shared experiences of being and place. We grow closer through creative experience, and good, accessible, and equitable design can help us do this. 

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Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

2022 (expected graduation) - MA Graphic and Web Design, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN

2017 - BA Studio Art and Religion, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2019 - Featured Fall Artist: Marni Kaldjian, Greenway Yoga, Minneapolis, MN

2016 - Theologia, Regents Hall of Natural Science, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2019 - Living In Our Bodies, Greenway Yoga, Minneapolis, MN

2018 - Seeing God, Benedictine Center of St. Paul's Monastery, St. Paul, MN

2017 - In Nature, Northfield City Hall, Northfield, MN

2017 - Senior Studies Exhibition, Flaten Art Museum, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN

2017 - The Quarry Literary Arts Magazine, Groot Gallery, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN

2017 - St. Olaf Juried Show, Groot Gallery, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN (Curated by Betsy Byers)

2016 - St. Olaf Juried Show, Groot Gallery, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN (Curated by Joe Sinness)

CURATION

2019 Living in Our Bodies, Greenway Yoga, Minneapolis, MN (https://nemaa.org/event/living-in-our-bodies-an-exhibit/)

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