CUNY Brooklyn College- Master of Arts 2005

Graduate Courses with Elizabeth Murray, Patricia Cronin, Arnold Brooks


SUNY Purchase College- Bachelor of Fine Arts 2002

Studied Printmaking with Antonio Frasconi, Kelly Driscoll,

Cassandra Hooper


Solo Exhibitions

2014   Looking In, Recent Photographs, Hive ArtSpace, Schoharie, NY- Invitational

2008   Kristen DeFontes, Water Land Sky, Tiffany Smith Gallery, Johnstown, NY - Invitational

2007   Kristen DeFontes Harbor Prints, Spectrum Theater, Albany, NY

2004   Kristen DeFontes Harbor Prints, Cedar Tavern Gallery, New York, NY

2003   Kristen DeFontes Prints and Sculpture, Ternhaven Cellars, Greenport, NY 

Group Exhibitions

2016   Far and Wide, 8th Annual Woodstock Regional Exhibition, Woodstock, NY - Juried

2012   Juried Show 2012, Manhattan Graphics Center, New York, NY - Juried

2010   Mashup, Collar Works, Troy, NY

          Tomorrow’s Masters Today, Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, NY- Juried

2009   Off The Block, Kristen DeFontes & Lynn Oddo, North Main Gallery, Salem, NY - Invitational

             Review - Guild is ‘Off the Block’ Glens Falls Post Star

          The River, Woodstock Artist’s Association and Museum, Woodstock, NY - Juried

             Award- Ulster Savings Bank Award, 3rd Prize for River Wide #2, The River, WAAM

2008   River, Albany Center Gallery, Albany, NY - Invitational

          Member’s Show, Albany Center Gallery, Albany, NY

2007   Regional 2007 Works on Paper, Perrella Gallery at FMCC, Johnstown, NY - Juried                 

          Member’s Show, Albany Center Gallery, Albany, NY

2006   Vineyard Vignettes, East End Arts Council, Riverhead, NY - Juried

2003   SIX CHIX, Cedar Tavern Gallery, New York, NY - Invitational

          Kristen DeFontes, Catherine Day, JoAnne McFarland, GCCA, Catskill, NY - Invitational