Yearly Archives: 2022

Boy Kong

Photo of Boy Kong Boy Kong is a self-taught multi-media artist. Raised in Orlando and of Chinese-Vietnamese heritage, his growing body of work draws inspiration from many styles, from Folk and Graffiti to Ukiyo-e and Surrealism, and employs many disciplines. Boy's distinct aesthetic knows no boundaries; its distinction stems from his penchant for variety and…

Rachel Elise Thomas

Photo of Rachel Elise Thomas Rachel Elise Thomas (b. 1988) is a Detroit-born, lens-adjacent multidisciplinary artist and designer. Being a collage artist and documentary photographer has given Rachel the versatility to tell stories in different ways. "My work details the intimate and introspective moments in my life over the past two years." She gathers inspiration…

Dessislava Terzieva

Dessislava Terzieva is a Bulgarian-American contemporary artist based between Detroit and Sofia. She earned a BA in Political Science from Oakland University, and an MFA in Sculpture from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2021, where she won the Museum Purchase Award, and her work was accessioned into the permanent collection of Cranbrook Art Museum.  Photo…

Kat Spears

Photo of Kat Spears Kat Spears was born in Georgia and raised in Lexington, Kentucky. Their work draws on images and memories of everyday experience to explore mysteries of empathy, perception, and unselfing. Kat has an MFA in Painting from Indiana University and a BA in Studio Art, Art History, and Spanish from Berea College.…

Rachel Derocher

Hi, I'm Rachel Derocher, one of the A2AC's Education Coordinators. I have a helping hand in our camp and ArtBox programs, along with coordinating art parties and team-building events. I was born and raised in Michigan but found my way to Ann Arbor about five years ago. I love the quaint, organic journey that led…