Kadie Nugent

MFA in Visual Art
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What are your plans for the future?

My plans have shifted quite a bit lately due to the pandemic, but I am hoping that I will have an online shop up soon with work for sale and be traveling around to residencies once things settle down. Additionally, I will be teaching this fall at University of Tennessee Chattanooga.

Describe a defining moment in your time in the School of the Arts.

A defining moment during my time at KU was doing my first live performance for my graduate cohort and professors for a critique. It was such a scary, thrilling moment and I'm appreciative for how supportive and constructive the critique was. I won't ever forget the hug and support from my professor Maria Velasco afterwards! That was a major moment of growth for me that helped me get to where I am now and will continue to push me further.

What has influenced your creativity here at KU?

I was influenced most by the artists in my graduate cohort. Folks like Mathew Willie Garcia, Allison Sheldon, Rin Visaney-Scholtens, and Nicole Woodard (just to name a few) inspired me to work hard and take risks. I also was influenced heavily by my awesome mentors Mary Anne Jordan, Ben Rosenthal, Maria Velasco, and Tanya Hartman.