Amit Kalra was born near San Francisco, CA. He lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Kalra has had solo exhibitions at Campbellsville University in Kentucky, Atelier in de Stead at Greylight Projects (Heerlen, NL), and Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. His work has been shown in group exhibitions at SECONDroom (Antwerp, BE) and at the Short Cuts Festival run by Shed Gallery (Milwaukee, WI). He has been a visiting artist at Sarah Lawrence College and a resident at the Vermont Studio Center.

Kalra is a visiting assistant professor at the Pratt Institute. He has been a research associate at the Royal College of Art and a visiting lecturer at the London Metropolitan University. He holds a Master’s Degree from the Royal College of Art and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa.  



2017 MA School of Design, Royal College of Art

2007 BA Philosophy, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa


2023 Americana, Campbellsville University, Campbellsville, Kentucky 

2023 Americana, 5 hours and 58 minutes, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

2023 White Background, 43 minutes and 23 seconds, Atelier in de Stead, Grey Light Projects, Heerlen, Netherlands


2023 An Ideal for Living, SECONDroom, Antwerp, Belgium

2023 Short Cuts Film Festival, Shed Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin


2023 Visiting Artist, Visual and Studio Arts, Sarah Lawrence College, Yonkers, New York

2023 Translating Design Practice Methods into Video Art, SECAC, Richmond, Virginia

2023 Visiting Artist, Dialog on Race, Campbellsville University, Campbellsville, Kentucky, United States


2024 Production Lab Fellowship, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, United States

2023 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont, United States


2019 - Present Visiting Assistant Professor for Graduate Communications Design (MFA), Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, United States

2016 - 2017 Research Associate at the Royal College of Art, London, United Kingdom

2016 Visiting Lecturer, London Metropolitan University, London, United Kingdom