Kristen Gallerneaux (b.1979) was raised in a generations-long Spiritualist family in rural Southwestern Ontario, Canada, near a village named for its 18th Century bread shortage. Detroit is her forever home.
She often thinks about: visionary architecture, local micro-histories of sinister small towns, "thing theory," vernacular technoculture, aesthetic failure, contact magic, monster magazines, learning to weave, sound studies, and visual legends and legend trips.
After completing an MFA in Printmaking at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI, Kristen completed a MA degree in Folklore at the University of Oregon. In the Fall of 2011, she entered the PhD in Art Practice program at the University of California, San Diego as a San Diego Fellow. She is also Curator of Communication and Information Technology at The Henry Ford Museum. Click here for CV.