MaLynda Poulsen, MFA
Visiting Assistant Professor
Drawing / Painting
MaLynda Poulsen earned both a BFA with an emphasis in drawing, and also an MFA in Visual Arts from Boise State University.
During her five years as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Art at Whitman College, she taught Foundations courses: Painting, Introduction to Visual Art Practices, and all levels of Drawing; including Perspective, Observational, and Figure Drawing. While teaching at Boise State University she taught Introduction to 2&3-Dimensional Design, Beginning Painting, Introduction to Drawing, and Intermediate Drawing.
MaLynda’s curatorial experience is extensive and encompasses a drawing exhibition at the Sheehan Gallery, exploring drawing as a prominent contemporary art practice; and traveling exhibitions such as: “Are You What You Eat?”, “Every Tree Counts”, and “Six Sides to Every Story”.
Beyond her commitments to the College, she is also dedicated to serving her community. Utilizing a “Youth at Risk” grant, she mentored a diverse group of students while implementing an extensive art project at the Boys and Girls Club in Twin Falls ID. MaLynda also taught Family Art Saturday at the Boise Art Museum, where she worked with a refugee group comprised of about 15 children. She also served on the board of directors for the Carnegie Art Center, and she donates art and time regularly to local charities such as the YWCA, the Humane Society, and Jill’s Wish.
MaLynda has been featured in juried shows such as “Circus” and “Drawing Discourse: 7th Annual exhibition of Contemporary Drawing”. She owns a pop-up gallery, which has one to two shows annually, and actively exhibits nationally.
Fun facts about MaLynda; She is a certified Front-End Web Developer, a certified Cosmetic Tattoo Artists, she trained hunting dogs, creates traditional Czech marionettes, loves playing darts, and she was in the top 20 for Boise’s Funniest Person in 2017.