2012 MFA, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
2009 Graduate Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
1998 BFA, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD


En Suite, Regards, Chicago, IL

The Munich Baby House, David Petersen Gallery Minneapolis, MN

Crocuta Crocuta, Michael Jon Gallery, Miami, FL
Naming of Parts, Thesis Exhibition, USC Roski MFA Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


Future Developments, David Petersen Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
Imagine, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy
Sub Rosa curated by Becca Mann, Loudhailer Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Theory of Forms, Patron Gallery, Chicago, IL
Bad Boys Bail Bonds Adopt a Highway, curated by Amanda Ross-Ho,
Team Gallery, New York, NY
Other Ways and Means, Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, CA
Quiet Tremors, Kate Werble Gallery, New York, NY
The Air is an Absence Held, curated by Jenni Crain, Ray Smith Studio, Brooklyn, NY

Murmurs, Regards, Chicago, IL
Inaugural Exhibition, Loudhailer Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Sallie Gardner, Michael Thibault Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Words in a Foreign Language, Adult Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
Serious Play, Marisa’s Gallery, New York, NY

Sculpture Garden, curated by Andrew J. Greene, Poor Farm, Manawa, WI
Fridge, Control Room, Los Angeles, CA

Sculpture Garden/Painting Show, curated by Andrew J. Greene, Iceberg Projects, Chicago, IL
P.O.3, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL

Danger Zoners, Harold Washington College President’s Gallery, Chicago, IL
Now That’s What I Call Painting, Scott Projects, Chicago, IL

Feral Children, Roots & Culture Contemporary Art Center, Chicago, IL
Dropped Frames, curated by J. Patrick Walsh III, Elk Gallery, NY, NY

Spring Break, Roots & Culture Contemporary Art Center, Chicago, IL

John Van Wmsn, w/ Lisa Williamson and Stacie Johnson, Dogmatic Gallery, Chicago, IL

The Guest Room Project, Chicago, IL

Kristen + Melanie, collaboration with Melanie Schiff, Suitable Gallery, Chicago, IL
Public poster project, POST, Chicago, IL

What an Art Life, stadtgalerie, Bern, Switzerland

Video screening, curated by Jennifer Reeder, The Renaissance Society, Chicago, IL
Safety-Kleen Gallery, Elgin Community College

Team Air Express, w/ Angelina Gualdoni, H. Lewis Gallery, Baltimore, MD
PaperView, Galeria Espacio Minimo, Madrid, Spain


Smith, Roberta. 15 Group Shows Not to Miss, The New York Times, Jan 29, 2015.

Melanie Schiff, The stars are not wanted now, exhibition catalogue text, University Galleries of Illinois State University, Normal, IL, 2013.

Guillen, Bianca. “Sallie Gardner” Group Exhibition at Michael Thibault Gallery, Los Angeles, SFAQ, August 14. 2013

Possible Projects: Aline Cautis invites Kristen VanDeventer, Coming of Age in the 90’s, Conceptplusobject.net, 2012

Eberly, Cliff. Fridge at Control Room, Los Angeles I’m Yours, Sept 14, 2012

USC Roski: Art School Confidential, Pedro Velez, Artnet.com, 2011

Several Obstacles, Monsters & Dust, Issue 2, Feb. 2010

Eler, Alicia. Who’s Who, Chicago Tribune, Chicago, 2008

New City, Review Carmen Price and Kristen VanDeventer /Roots & Culture, 2008

Angelina Gualdoni, Contemporary Magazine, Issue 79, Annual 2006

Exposure 3, Social Construction/Cross Cuts, published by Southern Exposure, 2005

Chicago News, Contemporary Magazine, Issue 51 2004

Top Ten Shows of 2003, Coterie, 2004

Chicago News, Contemporary Magazine, Issue 42-41-40 2003

On Mouse Up, Monica Germann & Daniel Lorenzi, edition fink, 2002

Chicago News, Contemporary Magazine, Issue 38 2002


2015 Monday Me, Soccer Club Club, Drag City, Chicago, IL

2005 The Self Center: New Video Art from Chicago, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA

2003 When Darkness Falls, (traveling exhibition) Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Midway Contemporary, Minneapolis, MN

Chicago-2-Bern, Stadtgalerie, Bern, Switzerland

2002 Room for a Revolution, Deluxe Projects, Chicago, IL

2001-02RESULT Magazine Video Screening Issue 2, The Stray Show, Chicago, IL