Kristin McWharter


MFA UCLA Design|Media Arts
BFA Maryland Institute College of Art


Clifton Webb Scholarship 2017
Regents Fellowship 2016-2018
Sondheim Semifinalist, 2016
Light City Grant, 2016
Maryland States Arts Council Micro Grant, Make Studio 2015
RMAR Artists Helping Artists Grant, 2015
Ignite Baltimore Grant, 2013
Vermont Studio Center Artist Grant, 2013
Vermont Studio Center Artist Grant, 2015
MICA Dean’s List 2008-2012
MICA Achievement Award
National Arts Honor Society Scholarship

Talks, Presentations, Workshops

Processing Community Day, Los Angeles
CultureHub LA
Bangkok Arts and Cultural Center, 2017
UCLA Design Media Arts, 2016
Ignite Baltimore2013, 2015
D Center Baltimore,2015
Maryland Institute College of Art, 2013
Glasgow School of Art, 2010


Crosstown Arts AIR, 2019
CultureHub LA, 2018/2019
Vermont Studio Center, 2013 + 2015


Assistant Professor, SAIC, Art & Technology Studies 

  • Art & Technology Practices
  • Experimental Media
  • Breaking Reality- Bodies in Virtual Reality

Adjunct Professor, USC, Media Arts & Practice

  • Information Visualization

Adjunct Professor, UCLA, Design Media Arts

  • Typography
  • TA Practicum


TBA, Langer Over Dickie, Chicago IL
SOLO, Mono Gallery, Lisbon Portugal
Prime, UCLA Grad Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Push, Don’t Pull, MICA Station Building, Baltimore, MD
Grid, Gateway Gallery I, Baltimore, MD
The Intimacy Project, Pinkard Gallery, Baltimore, MD


Tête à Tête, Zhou B. Art Center, Chicago IL
Handmade by Robots, NEIU, Chicago IL
FemmeBit, Civic Center Studios, Los Angeles CA
FILE Electronic Language International Festival, Cultural Centre of SESI in São Paulo City, Brazil
Locating Form in Virtual Spaces, Nook Gallery, Los Angeles CA
Refest, CultureHub LA, Los Angeles CA
Performative Computation Symposium, Navel, Los Angeles CA
AutoBodies and Other Human Factors, Open Plan Collective, Los Angeles CA
Latitudes International Performance Art Festival, Museo Altillo Beni, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia

CyberArts: Prix Ars Electronica, OK Center of Contemporary Art Linz
Vibrant Matter, Beacon Arts Building,Los Angeles
MICA Alumni Biennial, Decker Gallery, Baltimore
Weak or no Signal, DMA MFA Exhibition,
New White Gallery, Los Angeles

Interactive Art: The Relationship of Humans and Technology, BACC, Bangkok
Hack the Music LA, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles
Fall Preview, New White Gallery, Los Angeles
Far Bazaar, Cerritos College, Los Angeles CA
Interactive Art: The Relationship of Humans and Technology, BACC, Bangkok Thailand
Fall Preview, New White Gallery, Los Angeles CA

Light City, Baltimore MD
Electronic + Technologic Semiotics of the Bodily, Panoply Performance Lab, Brooklyn NY
Pulse, EMP Collective, Baltimore MD
Sondheim Semifinalist Exhibition, Decker Gallery, Baltimore MD
BBB Performance Art Review, Space Camp, Baltimore MD
Characters Welcome, Schwing Art Center, Baltimore MD

EMP collective PULSE: Salon, Baltimore MD
SEE/HEAR Charm City, Make Studio, Baltimore MD
Borders Boundaries Barricades, Gallery CA Baltimore, MD
The Raft on Lazy River, Artscape, Baltimore MD
Eminent Domain, EMP Collective, Baltimore MD
YESPLEASETHANKYOU, Platform Gallery, Baltimore MD
BBB Shortlist, LabBodies, All Over Street, Baltimore, MD
SpaceCamp Launch, Space Camp, Baltimore MD

In the Round, School 33, Baltimore MD
Body Trap, Artscape, Baltimore MD

SuperNova, Performance Festival, Rosslyn, VA
You Are My Sunshine, Associated Gallery, NY

Abroad, Brown Center, Baltimore, MD
Spines, MICA, Baltimore, MD

TV Dinner, In/Flux, Baltimore, MD
Opus, Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore, MD
Road Block, Area 405, Baltimore, MD

Out of Order, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD
Sea Dogs III, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland
Wishing You the Happiest Day Under the Sun, Glasgow, Scotland