After receiving a BFA in painting from Louisiana State University, Malin attended the New York Studio School and received an MFA in painting from Columbia University. In New York, Malin received an Artist’s Space grant, and was a finalist for the Bronx Museum of the Arts Artists in the Marketplace. After moving to Maine, Malin participated in an artist residency juried by Lois Dood on Governors Island in New York City and at the Catskill Center for Conservation and Development, was nominated for the Joan Mitchell Foundation Award, and presented her work at Pecha Kucha events in Rockland, Portland, and Kennebunk, ME. Malin raised funds for a reproduction of a painting from her residency on Governors Island, a 19 panel folding panorama of Lower Manhattan from Governors Island, which is in the library at Printed Matter in New York and the permanent collection at Franklin Marshall College. Malin co-curated The Piano Roll Project, in conjunction with Museum L/A, in which thirty artists from Maine and New York were invited to alter a player piano roll. Malin recently participated in national juried exhibitions at Louisiana State University, Creative Arts Workshop, Grey Art Gallery/NYU, New York Studio School, West Kortright Centre and in Phoenix, Nashville, New York, Charleston, Boston and Baltimore. In Maine, she has exhibited at O’Farrell Gallery, Caldbeck Gallery, the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, LC Bates Museum, the State House, Atrium Gallery/USM, and Emory Arts Center/UME. Her work is in numerous private and public collections. Malin is represented by Caldbeck Gallery, Cole Pratt Gallery, Elizabeth Moss Galleries, and AllArtWorks.
Kristin grew up in New Orleans, spent a decade in New York City, and now resides in Georgetown, Maine