Art and Art History
Hometown: Northfield, MN
Study Away: New York Arts Program
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Fudge
Best Adjective to Describe You: Dynamic
In 10 words or less, why should someone want to be a part of this department?
Art majors have more fun.
When did you know you wanted to study this area? What pathway led you to this department?
I never really made the decision to major in art. I just found that the art classes I took were the classes I enjoyed most. Then when I realized that most of my careers options after graduation would use art I became more confident in my actions.
What is the best way to get (and stay) connected to this department?
Apart from taking classes just talking to people helps. Although it might not seem like it at first there are always things going on relating to art on campus. Always enter art shows even if you are unhappy with your work. They will help you meet people. Going to events and visiting Art Hop is also a great way to meet people in the department.
What would you miss the most if you were no longer a part of this department?
I would miss everything, the people, the studios, the events. All these things have become part of my life and I would miss them all if I was not part of the department.
What are your career aspirations/next steps after K?
I wish to go into exhibit design. Searching for either a job or an internship.
What has been the biggest surprise you have encountered at K?
Discovering that the Seniors had moved down to Park Trades Center was a great surprise.
How does your department connect to your other interests and activities?
Most of my interests and activities have focused on making things. The department allows me to continue to do this.
What has been your favorite class at K? Why?
I did an independent study the fall of my sophomore year at the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center learning how to make books, from paper making to printing to book binding. My favorite on campus class was Molds Processes because I had the ability to work on a large scale and see the work I created form into something I was happy with.
What is your SIP?
Although I am still working out what exactly I want to do I think it is going to be in sculpture and probably have some drawing aspects to it.