Kelsey Elder: Visiting Artist Lecture
Kelsey Elder is an educator and typographer whose practice investigates letterforms as sites of significance, and whose research argues for these sites as culturally important epicenters for queerness, subversion, and dissent. Hailing from the true North (Detroit by way of Minneapolis), he grew up grazing cold knuckles while wrenching away in the garage on cars and motorcycles. He is an avid petrol head, owner of a small lifestyle company and custom car garage called Lowered Values.
He is currently an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at the Rhode Island School of Design, and has priorly taught at Purchase College of the State University of New York, and Virginia Commonwealth University, He received his BFA in Graphic Design from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, his MFA in 2d-Design from Cranbrook Academy of Art, and is a graduate of the Typeface Design Intensive at the University of Reading.