Kristen Mills is a Video Artist currently living in Vermont, not far from the Gihon River.
Kristen Mills holds an MFA from Tyler School of Art and an MSAE from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She is a former adjunct Assistant Professor, teaching at both Tyler and MassArt while co-running/owning Cloud Coffee, an artist-run mobile caffeinated endeavor. In 2016, Mills maintained an Artist-in-Residence position at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and in 2017, she gained her first museum show with her collaborative project, Sister Spaceship, at the Delaware Contemporary Museum. In 2018, just after she successfully thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail (northbound), Mills began a year-long residency/staff-artist position at Vermont Studio Center. She is now employed as their Visual Arts Program Manager.
Mills’ work engages a variety of strategies: video art, installations, talk shows, comedic performances, collaborative engagements, and teaching – in an ongoing investigation of how meaning is constructed in our contemporary culture. Her work has been exhibited in many, many excellent places. Her most recent is a solo exhibition at Ortega y Gasset Projects, in Brooklyn, NY where she takes her video work into a physical dimension. Literally. This exhibition is on view until October 11, 2020.
7:00pm, March 28, 2020 – at 180 Flynn Ave, Burlington, VT
with: Lisa Crafts
Lisa Crafts is an animator and moving image artist whose interdisciplinary work addresses issues of environmental uncertainty, sexuality, creativity and chaos. She is currently working on a series of short moving image pieces about the horror, beauty, humor and loss of the Anthropocene. Blending animation, video, photography, drawing, painting and sculpture, the work inhabits the blur between what is seen and what is imagined.
Crafts’ work has screened in Europe, Asia, and throughout North America. She is a 2012 Guggenheim Fellow, and has received grants and fellowships from the Jerome Foundation, New York State Council for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, and The MacDowell Colony. She teaches in the Film Video department at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY.
October 11, 2019 – at 180 Flynn Ave, Burlington, VT
with: Sumru Tekin
Sumru Tekin is a multi-disciplinary artist who works within and through a range of media and collaborations, including writing about and presenting the work of other artists.
Tekin received her MFA in Visual Art from the
Vermont College of Fine Arts and a BA in Art History from the University of
Vermont. Her grants and awards include a Marble House Residency, MacDowell
Colony Fellowship, the Barbara Smail Award, a Creation Grant from the Vermont
Arts Council/National Endowment for the Arts, and an Arts Endowment Fund Grant
from the Vermont Community Foundation.
Her artist book Memory
Device is in the permanent collection of the Iraq