Colorado Creatives

Another 100 Colorado Creatives: Kristin Stransky

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What's one art trend you want to see die this year?

Cutting eyes out on collages.

What's your day job?

I am an adjunct professor at the University of Denver in the Emergent Digital Practices program, a freelance designer/developer and artist.

A mystery patron offers you unlimited funds for life. What will you do with it?

First thing I would do is purchase an incredible studio facility with workshops for metal, fabric, digital fabrication and woodworking. I would host workshops and demos for the community and focus on the interests of young women and girls at the intersection of art and tech. I would construct massive and tech-heavy art pieces as well as explore new ways of creating with technology. I would also complete development on a learning and fabrication system that I have been working on and bring it to market, where it might be a valuable tool for helping spur young women's interest in technology.

What's the one thing Denver (or Colorado) could do to help the arts?

More funding opportunities and more galleries open to showing interactive and digital pieces, even if only for a week at a time. Denver has a great digital-art community and pushing that even further would be ideal. Also, more opportunities for the emerging artist might encourage more risk-taking in the arts. Continuing funding and spaces for demonstrations and workshops in digital media would also help expose more people to the technology that can be used for creative pursuits.

Who is your favorite Colorado Creative?

I have many, but here are just a few:

Christopher Coleman and Laleh Mehran. They continuously develop and deliver engaging and complex pieces.

Kelly Monico, particularly for "Bitches n' Hoes," which is currently shown at Monkey Town and was at BMOCA.

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