The Alber Gallery

Cicatrix - Krista Svalbonas & Natasha Zeta

September 19 - October 22

Artist Talk & Reception: October 22, 2022 starting at 4:00pm

About the Artists:

Krista Svalbonas

Krista Svalbonas holds a BFA in Photography and an MFA in Interdisciplinary studies. Since 2008 her work has appeared in more than twenty solo and seventy group exhibitions at international venues such as: the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City; GAMU gallery, Czech Republic; Spartanburg Art Museum, South Carolina; Klompching Gallery, New York; Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston; and Marshall Gallery, Los Angeles. Her work is part of the permanent collections of the Gregg Museum of Art & Design, Raleigh, North Carolina; Global Center for Latvian Art in Cēsis, Latvia; and Woodmere Art Museum and Fox School of Business, Temple University, Philadelphia; and in numerous private collections. She received a Critical Mass Top 50 photographers award (2021, 2019, 2018), Center for Photography Grant (2022), Baumanis Grant for Creative Projects in Baltic Studies (2020), Latvian Foundation grant (2020), Rhonda Wilson Award (2017), and Puffin Foundation Grant (2016). Svalbonas was awarded a Bemis residency (2015) and a Cooper Union Artist residency (2013). In 2021 she received a two-year artist fellowship from the Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia. Her traveling exhibition “Displacement,” which focuses on World War II refugees, opened this spring at the Copenhagen Photo Festival and is currently on view at the Linnamuuseum, Tallinn, Estonia. It will travel to the Augsburg Textile and Industry Museum, Germany; and National Museum of Lithuania, Vilnius, before opening in the United States in 2023 at the Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, California; and Richard E. Peeler Art Center, DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana.


Natasha Zeta

Natasha Zeta is a Philadelphia-based painter and mixed media artist who creates interactive portraiture with broken mirror. She uses mirror as a tool to engage the viewer, allowing them to literally and metaphorically step into another perspective. Her work challenges viewers’ conceptions and gives them the opportunity to empathize with her subjects and practice being kinder to themselves.

Zeta seeks to dismantle the stigma surrounding mental health - not only by creating a platform for her subjects to share their own stories, but also to share each subject’s positive realizations on ways they can heal and grow.

The Satellite Gallery at Settlement Music School

Located in the Settlement Music School's Lieberman Gallery,
6128 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia PA, 19119.

Alphonse Lassiter - September 6 - December 22, 2022

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Upcoming Exhibitions & Events

At the Alber Gallery 2022-2023
Philadelphia Open Studio Tours (POST) in partnership with The Center For Emerging Visual Artists - October 22, 2022

Craft Now! Juried Exhibition TBA


Call for Artists and Curators

ALAC is looking for exhibition proposals for our 2022-23 season for our main Alber Gallery and satellite gallery at Settlement Music School in Germantown. Would you like to exhibit with us, or do you have an exhibition idea? Please email us at with details and some images of key works, or link to your website.