Elise Kirk

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Jan 25, 2016 to Feb 26, 2016
May 20, 2019 to Jun 14, 2019

Elise Kirk is a photographic artist and visual storyteller exploring personal and American mythology. Raised in the Midwest, she is marked by the formative landscape of her interior — the seas of fallow land and back roads through tangled inner worlds, the architecture of agriculture grounding her in place, and the rivers and byways suggesting a state to be imagined beyond. She studied documentary film at Columbia College Chicago (BA ’00), completed her MFA in photography at the Rhode Island School of Design (’15), and, after fifteen years an East Coast transplant and nonfiction television producer, is now Assistant Professor of Photography at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. Her work has shown nationally and internationally.