The Kitchen Table is a large-scale multi-media installation, built as an offshoot of my previous installation: The Bathroom (2008). My thesis researches the silenced queer identities in the worlds of art, history, and academia, specifically the silenced queer artist identities of the Modern Art Movement.
This thesis reveals the silenced identities of leading avant-garde artists and designers while posing the question: Had these identities been more prominent, would the world be more accepting to the queer community specifically in designed documents (both popular culture & legal)? By embracing the aesthetic of the Dada movement, I created an environment that helps simulate the dysphonia queer bodies feel in a heteronormative society.
I was awarded the 2016 Nagel Thesis Grant for this installation. I also won Best in Show.