Krissy Kula

TIME IN TOWN: 

I grew up in Telluride as a kid from 1999-2005, moved away to Chicago, and returned July 2018-Present

PLACE OF BIRTH: 

Elmhurst, IL

PHILOSOPHY OF LIFE: 

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” Maya Angelou

FAVORITE BOOK(S): 

Y The Last Man

FAVORITE MOVIE(S): 

(500) Days of Summer

FAVORITE MUSIC/MUSICIAN: 

My music taste ranges from classic rock, indie folk, to lo-fi beats

FAVORITE PIG-OUT FOOD: 

Sushi if I’m going out, Ben & Jerry’s if I’m staying in.

FAVORITE HIKE: 

The mines near Fall Creek, it’s nostalgic as I used to go there as a kid

MOST INFLUENCED BY: 

My desire to travel and see the world

ACTOR WHO WOULD PLAY ME: 

Rose Leslie (Game of Thrones) or Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird)

WHEN I GROW UP I WANT TO BE: 

Well traveled; I’d like to see as many places as possible

I WOULD ALMOST NEVER: 

Jump out of a plane

ACCOMPLISHMENT I AM PROUDEST OF: 

My first exhibition I ever curated, Discarded: The Afterlife of Technology, was featured as a top exhibition to see in Chicago. I have curated many exhibitions since then, but it was an honor to be recognized for my first exhibition.

ART EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: 

BFA in Photography; Minor in Art Management from Columbia College Chicago

FAVORITE ARTIST/WORK OF ART, IN GENERAL: 

Richard Galpin, especially works from his solo show Elephant (Ten Thousand Revolutions per Minute)

FAVORITE ARTIST/WORKS OF ART, SLATE GRAY: 

I’m biased towards contemporary work. At Slate Gray, I am especially drawn to Andrew Brown.