About the Artist

Kali Wallner was born in 1997 and was raised in Forest Grove, Oregon. She attended the Art institute of Portland directly after high school to pursue a commercial photography field. While she took classes, Kali built up a studio lighting practice which is based around editorial, fashion, and food photography. She also was able to photograph for the Slip Magazine Club during her attendance which included helping style shoots, collaborating with other majors to create a cohesive and unified idea, and building a seasonal magazine for two years. 

After the unfortunate closing of the Art Institute in 2018, Kali transferred to Pacific Northwest College of Arts where she now still attends, but is more focused on expanding her fine art and personal practice. She was introduced to the cyanotype process which is a very hands on, camera-less process, and is based around documenting natural foliage and plants. Kali’s most recent endeavor was creating a book made out of hand made paper, that focuses around the conversation that we should be having with nature during these times where we are surrounded by climate change and climate injustice. 

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Curriculum Vitae 

PERSONAL 

Kali Wallner

Portland Based

kmmwallner@gmail.com

Instagram: kalidascope_photo

Etsy: EarthlyBluesByKali

 

EDUCATION

2021            Pacific Northwest College of Art 

                    (Expected graduation:2021)

2018            The Art institute of Portland

 

GRANTS/AWARDS

2019-21       Pell Grant 

 

EXHIBITIONS

2020             Photography Hall at PNCA 

 

PUBLICATIONS

2016-18       Slip Magazine 

 

EXPERIENCE     

2016-18        Assisted Erica J. Mitchell Photography 

2017             Thimble and axe product photography 

2017             Mentored a senior project