Arts & Culture

Fiber Artist Tracy Krumm to Present Lecture, 3D Workshop at UK


LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 9, 2015) — The University of Kentucky School of Art and Visual Studies welcomes Tracy Krumm, a fiber scupltor who works in metal wire and metal found objects, to campus to speak with and teach a 3D workshop to students through Feb. 12. Krumm will also present a free public lecture on her work and career at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, in the Wallace N. Briggs Theatre, in the UK Fine Arts Building.

The workshop with Krumm will be available to students in A-S 350 Fiber I, A-S 351 Fiber II and A-S 550 Fiber III courses. The workshop should result in pieces of art blending the traditional techniques of fiber art with contemporary 3D technique.

Krumm is a sculptor, educator and researcher of textile processes and material studies. She has had work exhibited in more than 175 galleries and museums during the past 25 years. Krumm has also had a solo exhibition of her work titled "In the Making" shown at the Ellen Noel Art Museum in Odessa, Texas. She received her bachelor's degree from the California College of Arts and Crafts in 1987 and her master's degree in visual art from Vermont College in 1995. Since 1990, Krumm has served as a visiting lecturer, artist and faculty member, as well as taught many workshops at various institutions across the country.

In 2007 and 2008, Krumm completed her exhibit "Big Fiber: Human Tools," four site-specific installations on Museum Hill in Santa Fe with the help of two grants from the International Folk Art Foundation. Her work has been featured in numerous publications including Metalsmith, Sculpture Magazine, American Craft, Fiber Arts, Surface Design Journal and Textile Forum. Her pieces reside in many corporate, private and museum collections including the U.S. Department of State, the Museum of Fine Art in Houston, the Denver Museum, Bloomingdales and Ford Motor Company.

The Krumm workshops and lecture are being hosted by the UK School of Art and Visual Studies at the UK College of Fine Arts. The school is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design and offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the fields of art studio, art history and visual studies and art education.  

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