Kay Seedig (they/them/theirs) is an unmaker living and working in Denton, Texas. They earned a BA in Art from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke in 2014 and an MFA in Studio Art from the University of North Texas in 2017. Seedig currently teaches in the DFW Metroplex, is a Visual Arts Technician within the CVAD Foundations Program at UNT, and Vice President 500X, of one of Texas' oldest, artist-run collectives.
Eclipsed, Found frame, thread, color pencil, velvet, 7 x 5.25 inches, 2020, $100
In my work, I consider the intersection of imposed binaries and what it means to exist within a spectrum of too much, not enough, and in between. I am fascinated by the deceit of an all-or- nothing mindset and how it manifests in the objects, materials, and spaces we manipulate as tools of empowerment/powerlessness for ourselves and others. The multiple is often a central focus in my work through built, interactive environments that engage multiple senses. The materials I use are familiar and bodily—found objects, hair, paper, fabric, makeup, plastic, and beyond—and used to elicit questions about the implications of visibility and participation. My work serves as an honest record of the darkest and lightest experiences during my ongoing process of coming out.