THE ART OF TRAUMA

UNIVERSITY OF UTAH, COLLEGE OF FINE ART, DEPARTMENT OF ART & ART HISTORY

WARNOCK RESIDENCY, KEI ITO; SPRING 2020

the art of trauma was a class taught by artist kei ito and was a part of the warnock residency program that is offered bi-annually by chosen resident artists for a semester. this class dealt with how to make work about and from trauma, where each student created work from personal research on the topic of their choice. this class was supposed to culminate with an in-person exhibition of each work at modern west gallery in salt lake city, utah in may of 2020. though, due to covid-19 pandemic restrictions, the works created by each artist was documented and catalogued in a physical publication.

the places you've come to fear the most (mixed media, 2020) deals with my personal connection to those i've lost to suicide and coming to grips with that loss. below are images and an artist statement regarding this piece that was to incorporate photographic prints, a large physical carpet that would fill a gallery space and would include several pints of real blood. due to the circumstances of the world at large, it felt best to display this work only as a digital representation, for now.

this exhibition was curated by liz faust.

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