Nelly Kate

Class of 2021
Print Media

Instagram: @tidytype

Nelly Kate grew up in the American South where her practice engaged the public with the urban scape through site-specific interventions of oral history, interactive A/V sculpture, and itinerant walks. During her MFA candidacy at Cranbrook, she has explored the place of perception, as shaped by personal history, the built environment, and sound. Through immersive installations, she collapses time, breaks and remakes meaning, and cultivates ecstatic magic. Nelly expresses of the confounding nature of her own deafness—through audible and inaudible tones, vibrations, and captions—to generate accessible experiences across difference. Notable opportunities include installations/performances at MOCA Detroit, Mattress Factory, Time Camp II, and Black Iris Gallery; speaking engagements at Virginia Commonwealth University, American University, University of Richmond, Portland Art Museum, American University of Paris, and TEDx.