Education

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

Solo Exhibitions

2017
She Deserved It, Eye Lounge, Phoenix, AZ (Upcoming)

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

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

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

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

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

Nasty Women
The Knockdown Center, Queens, NY

Nasty Women
The Grand ArtHaus, Phoenix, AZ

2016
All in One: a Projected-Only Loop Group Show [ jurors: Linda Alborghetti and Marco Bellini ]
Piazza Martiri della Libertà, Chiari (BS) Italy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

INFLUX [ juried ]
Scottsdale Public Art, Scottsdale, AZ

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

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

2015
Gendered Perspectives: An Investigation of Contemporary Identities [ jurors: Jess T. Dugan and Margaret LeJeune ]
Hartman Center Gallery, Bradley University, Peoria, IL

Tiny Works / Tiny Dances [ juried ]
9 the Gallery and ARTELSHOW, Phoenix, AZ

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

Virtual Insanity [ juried ]
Whitdel Arts, Detroit, MI

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

2014

Photo Solandra [ small group ]
Night Gallery, Tempe, AZ

Artlink Annual Juried Exhibition [ 2nd Place, Best in Show ]
The Icehouse, Phoenix, AZ

Impromp2 [ small group ]
Night Gallery, Tempe, AZ

Impromptu [ small group ]
Tilt Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

2013
#Hashtag [ juror: Megan Rigoni-McCormic ]
online and print exhibition catalog, Cameron University, Lawton, OK

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2012
MFA Summer Juried Exhibition [ jurors: Dr. Julia Friedman and LG Williams ]
Harry Wood Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Voyeurism and Intimacy: The Public/Private Divide in Photography
[ juror: Todd Hido ] [ named honorable mention for best in show ]
Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, CA

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

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

2011
Alternative to What? [ jurors: Jim Hajicek and Carol Panaro-Smith ]
Step Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

2010
Elsewhere [ jurors: Robert and Shana Parkeharrison ]
Northlight Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Convergence
Harry Wood Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Unfiltered
The Blue Elephant Art Center, Frederick, MD

2009
Senior Show [ awarded 2nd place in show ]
Herman Maril Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Honors Thesis Exhibition
Herman Maril Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Anwar Sadat Art for Peace Exhibit [ juried ] [ awarded 1st place in 2D ]
Herman Maril Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

2008
Wanted: Dead or Alive [ juried ]
Herman Maril Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

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

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

Art Anonymous
Flashpoint Gallery, Washington, D.C.

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

2007
Proof [ juried ]
Herman Maril Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Visual AIDS
James Cohan Gallery, Washington D.C.

2006
Annual Juried Student Show [ juried ] [ awarded the 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

Personal Collection of Former Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright

Barnard Special Collections, Columbia University

Awards and Honors

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, The 2012 Society For Photographic Education's 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

Public Lectures

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

2013
Northlight Gallery, Gallery Talk for 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 exhibit, Act Nice, College Park, MD

Publications and Press

2017
Work Published, Average Art Magazine, February 2017.

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

2016
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.

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

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

2012
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.

2010
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.

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

Professional Experience

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 - B&W

2011-2014 Instructor of Record, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Courses: ART194 Intro to Digital Media, ART113 Intro to Color Theory, ART202 Photo 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