Art & Art History

Art & Art Studies DSA Yellow Grey

Yellow Grey

k17im01@kzoo.edu
Hometowns: Minneapolis, MN and Southfield, MI
Best Adjective to Describe You: Fiery


In 20 words or less, what is the best thing about being part of this department?
Spending a lot of time creating, questioning, and constructing with others.

What is your advice to first years and sophomores about getting connected to this department?
Keep taking art classes and constantly ask for feedback from peers and professors.

What is the most valuable thing you’ve learned at K?
Surround yourself with people who support you, inspire you, and challenge you.

What has been your favorite class at K? Why?

  • Clay in Community was my favorite class. It was an experiential learning course which incorporated a Social Practice dishware project in response to the Evergood Mural in the K cafeteria. I was greatly impacted by the conversations I had with students, administrators, campus staff, and others surrounding the project.
  • Any studio art class. I had the freedom to interpret some of my assignments to express myself.

How have you taken advantage of the open curriculum or experienced breadth in your education?
I didn’t come to K thinking I would be an art major, which allowed me to explore all of my interests before fully delving into the art program.

What experiential education opportunities have you participated in?
Participated in the New York Arts Program
Interned at the Minneapolis Institute of Russian Art
Worked for artist Mary Mattingly
Civic Engagement Scholar for the Just Food Collective
Research assistant for two art history professors
Summer work with studio art professor
Art Since 1945 TA

What is your SIP?

  • I will be creating a series of outdoor sculptures for bodies, land, and architectural structures from recycled materials
  • A painting sip and I want it based on Dante’s inferno.

What are your career aspirations/next steps after K?

  • I want to get an MFA in Curation and/or Social Practice, continue to give tattoos, and do freelance illustration/design projects!
  • Become a successful tattoo artist