Kalaija Mallery is an artist, curator, writer and creative producer who makes projects that explore social space, leadership, intimacy and The Great Unknown.
Her more recent performance and installation-based artworks utilize sculpture as a catalyst of devotional practice, sometimes bringing humor or lightheartedness to get to a deeper point. Kalaija is invested in group dynamics and eusociality, which is the belief that human cooperation is responsible for building society. Her research feeds into both her written and visual work and is centered around a commitment to creative freedom as a liberating practice for individuals and collectives.
Kalaija works as Artistic Director at The Luminary and currently resides in St. Louis, MOcv