Bridget M. Kunz

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My name is Bridget Kunz.

I’m a college student, an artist, a lousy cook, a better baker, a big sister, a lover of anything with sugar, a nerd, an avid reader, and an enthusiastic rollerblader.

Of the list of things I enjoy doing I have always been the most passionate about creating art. From my crayon drawings that were refrigerator worthy to my current Studio Art course work at Binghamton University, I have not gone a single day with out brainstorming new ideas for a piece. I gain a lot of inspiration from the world around me. My friends may at times think of me as absent minded, but I’m just observing my surroundings in different ways. Most people can recall names, faces, or the color of someone’s shirt. I tend to remember people and experiences by how someone’s chair was angled because I would be thinking of how I would draw them from a certain perspective, or by picturing how I would position my camera to create interesting shadows with the light from the sun. I prefer to look at the world around me, not just as something that is there, but also as a composition.


I actively create art in a range of disciplines including book making, drawing, designs/illustrations, paintings, sculpture and photography. The latter being an area I have the least professional training in, but I have grown up in a household with a mother whom is a natural. My entire life has been captured both on rolls of film and digitally, mainly in the form of candid shots. I’d like to think I have inherited some of her natural abilities, as I have not been without some type of camera close at hand since I was a toddler. From my Polaroid to endless disposables and to digital cameras I have loved capturing the world around me through a lens.


While I may be a college student with a full course load (2 majors and a minor) and several part time jobs throughout the year I, like many of my peers, still do not know how to answer the ‘what do you want to be when you grow up’ question. My hope is to do something that involves utilizing my passion for art and my creative abilities. I think it’s a shame that even something as fluid as art has become sub-categorized and prioritized in such a way as detailing ‘real world’ financial benefits. However, I realize that is the way of our adult world. Over the years many occupations have crossed my mind such as elementary school teacher, art therapist, interior designer, social worker, book publishing, and so on. Do I know what I want to do? No. Is that okay? I think so. Am I worried that I’ll be a starving artist? Yes and no. I believe that something I never expected to be involved in will cross my path eventually, and my hope is that I’ll be brave enough to give it a try. I want to be able to support myself, but I will never do something I do not enjoy.

All I know right now is that I love art, so here is a sample of my portfolio. Please enjoy it and share it if you’d like!

Most pieces are avaliable for purchase. I am also accepting commissions. I am based out of the Hudson Valley and Western regions of New York. If intereseted please contact me at bkunz1@bingahmton.edu.

EDUCATION
expected May 2016 Binghamton University, State University of New York - B.S. Human Development and B.A. Studio Art concentration in Drawing

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
April 2013 - Binghamton Student Art Show, Art Museum, Binghamton University, Vestal, NY
Spring 2012 - IB Senior Art Show: Man-Made, Library, Clarkstown High School North, New City, NY
- Young Artists 2012, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY
- GAGA Art Festival, Garner Arts Center, Garnerville, NY
Spring 2011 - Student Art Show, Library, Clarkstown High School North, New City, NY

AWARDS
Fall 2014-Spring 2015: David P. Mancini Fine Arts Scholarship for $4,200



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