Kristi Arnold received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting from the University of Kansas and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting and Printmaking from the University of Connecticut. She earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in visual arts and theory from the University of Sydney, Sydney College of Art in Australia. Arnold is also a recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship in Krakow, Poland, to study printmaking at the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts.
Her work has been exhibited widely throughout the United States and abroad, including California, New York, and Illinois, and countries such as Belgium, Australia, Japan, South Korea, Bulgaria, Poland, and Austria. In 2013, she was invited to create a site-specific project for the Central Business District in Brisbane, Australia by the Vibrant Laneways Program. Most recently, some of Arnold’s work was chosen for display at the new Penn State Heath Medical Center in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Additionally, in 2018, she was awarded a residency at the Mokuhanga Innovation Laboratory: Mokuhanga Artist-in-Residence at Lake Kawaguchi in Japan and at Jentel Artist Residency Program in Banner, Wyoming. She has also been the Artist in Residence at the Frans Masereel Centrum in Belgium, ARTSPACE in Australia, the University of Georgia in Atlanta, the Lawrence Art Center in Kansas, and the Hashinger Hall Post-MFA Artist in Residence at the University of Kansas. Kristi Arnold is an Associate Professor of Art at Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania where she teaches Painting, Drawing, and Design.