2009    MFA Photography, Video & Related Media, School of Visual Arts, NY, NY

Public Art Commission
2023-24   NYC PUBLIC ART FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS, Permanent Site Specific Installation (unveiling May, 2024)

Museum Exhibitions

2021       Duinn Tech, NYFA City Artist Corps Grant, Vacant Warehouse Installation Piece, Brooklyn, NY 

Select Group Shows & Art Fairs
2018       Extra/Terrestrial, One Mile Gallery, Kingston, NY 

2017-18  Probability & Uncertainty, Mandeville Gallery, Union College, Schenectady, NY
2016      WAH: Light, Form, & Symbol, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, NY, NY, 
             If This, Then What?, ODETTA, Bushwick, NY

2015      Plasmatik, curated by Natalie Kates Projects, Galeria Melissa Soho, NY, NY 
             ART SOUTHAMPTON, Castle Fitzjohns Gallery, Booth AS23, Bridgehampton, NY
             WILD, Gallery Nine5, NY, NY 
             Stainless Steel: Reflective Works in 3 Dimensions, Bernarducci Meisel Gallery, NY, NY
             Topography, Gallery Nine5, NY, NY 

2014      Plasmatik, curated by Natalie Kates Projects, Galeria Melissa Soho, NY, NY 
             Trip the Lights Fantastic, curated by Natalie Kates, The Highline Gallery, NY, NY 
             SCOPE NY, Natalie Kates Projects, Booth J07, NY, NY

2012      Your Face is a Landscape, curated by Sara Reisman and Reina Shibata, Field Projects, NY, NY

2011      New York Did It To Me, Capricious Presents, curated by Sophie Morner, Smack Mellon, Dumbo, NY
             The Collector’s Guide to New Art Photography Vol.2 Exhibition, Chelsea Art Museum, NY, NY  

2010      NADA, Humble Arts Foundation, Miami, FL  
             SCOPE, Humble Arts Foundation, Basel, Switzerland  
             NEXT, Special Projects, Chicago, IL  
             31 Women in Art Photography, curated by Charlotte Cotton & Jon Feinstein, Affirmation Arts, NY

Grants | Awards | Honors
NYC Public Art For Public Schools Commission 2023
NYFA City Artist Corps Grant 2022
Melissa Production Grant 2014
The Collector’s Guide to New Art Photography Volume 2, Humble Arts Foundation 2011
New Photography Grant, Humble Arts Foundation, Spring 2010
Selection: Special Projects Exhibition, NEXT Art Chicago 2010

Benefit Auctions 
Housing Works Design On A Dime 2022, NY, NY
Housing Works Design On A Dime 2015, NY, NY 
Artwalk NY 2014: Coalition for the Homeless 
Artwalk NY 2013: Coalition for the Homeless

Selected Publications | Press
"Visioneer's Gallery: Tactile Photography", by Baldev Duggal, Digital Photo Pro Magazine, December 2015
"Kirsten Kay Thoen Talks To Us About Photo-Light Sculptures...",, June 2015
"A Guide to Bushwick Open Studios",, June 2015 
"New Artist Feature, Spring 2015", by David Frey,, April 2015 
"BOS Studio Visit: Kirsten Kay Thoen", interview by Nicole Durbin, Arts in Bushwick, March 2015
"Artist Profile: Kirsten Kay Thoen", THE UNLIMITED Magazine, January 2015
"Kirsten Kay Thoen's Installation at Galeria Melissa Soho, Duggal: Art Scene", January 2015
"Kirsten Kay Thoen's Sculptural Landscapes", Jon Feinstein, Humble Arts Foundation Blog, November 2014 
"Kirsten Kay Thoen: Studio Visit & Interview", Natalie Kates Projects, November 2013
“Natural Artifice, Artificial Nature: Landscape Photography: New Visions, Part 4”, Aaron Rothman, August 2012
Fog Field Prism”, Sex & Design Magazine, Wonderland Issue, August 2012
“Kirsten Kay Thoen”, Laura Magazine, Issue #6, interview by Johanna Heldebro, November 2011
The Collector’s Guide to New Art Photography Volume 2”, published by Humble Arts Foundation, 2011
Vol 2: The Collector’s Guide to New Art Photography: Review”, Whitewall Magazine, Alexander Ho, 2011
Artopolis Chicago Preview”, Examiner, Jessica Kronika, April 2010
31 Women in Art Photography”, Art Hag, March 2010
31 Women in Art Photography: A Review”, Eye to Eye, Michelle Leedy, March 2010
Artist Spotlight”, SRO Photo Gallery, Sarah Jamison, March 2010