Kathryn Zazenski

Host institution: Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center, Polish Academy of Sciences

Grant category: U.S. Student
Project: Adaptations of a Frontier: Analyzing the Universe and Constructing Phenomena

Academic year: 2016-2017
Grant start date: October 1, 2016
Grant end date: June 30, 2017

Kathryn is an artist who uses every-day objects and materials to elicit feelings of phenomenological experience. Physically taking the form of video installation, sound, and still image, she often employs tactics like fracturing, layering, and looping to obscure information and to blur the boundaries between the familiar and the foreign. Kathryn will be based in Warsaw for her Fulbright where she will be working with astronomers, physicists, and space researchers to study their data, tools, and methodologies. From her research she will develop a body of work to include video installations and sculpture.Zazenski has participated in international artist residencies such as Red Gate Gallery in Beijing, China, and Arteles Creative Center in Haukijarvi, Finland, as well as nationally at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT, the Fountainhead in Miami, FL, Honfleur Gallery in Washington, DC, and The Museum of New Art in Detroit, MI. Zazenski has shared her work in solo, two-person, group shows and experimental projects internationally, including with Carol Jazzar Contemporary in Miami, FL and the Fringe Arts Festival in Bath, UK. Zazenski holds a BFA from the Kutztown University of Pennsylvania and an MFA in Sculpture from the Cranbrook Academy of Art.

website: www.kathrynzazenski.com