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Kaitlyn Tucek

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Kaitlyn Tucek grew up on Long Island, and she attended Pratt Institute to study Illustration. While earning her Master’s degree, she worked at both the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the MOMA. Shortly after grad school, Kaitlyn began to move away from illustrative, figurative work to embrace the abstract. In late 2013, Kaitlyn, her husband, and their dog moved to Denver to start a family.

While pregnant with her second child, a girl, Kaitlyn was having strong feelings of female empowerment. During this time, she had a meeting about her career and was given advice that seemed appropriate for her male counterparts but did not necessarily court her typical female buyers. She started to feel like the organic forms in her work needed to push through boundaries, so Kaitlyn imagined them forcing their way into space, growing, expanding and prevailing despite any pre-conceived condition. She felt the need to use hot pink and wanted the pieces to be larger scale, so as to force your experience in the movement; in other words, the augmentation was driven by girl power.