Kenzie Sitterud works as a multimedia artist and designer primarily producing immersive large-scale installations and designed experiences. Sitterud began their creative practice in 2008 with their first installation in Denver (The Bathroom), establishing interest in conflicts between queerness and domestic spaces. Continuing this practice after moving to Seattle, Sitterud established themselves within the DIY and music communities. They returned to Denver in 2013 to pursue their BFA in Communication design from Metropolitan State University of Denver, graduating in 2016.
Sitterud designs work expressing the dysphoric environment the queer community faces in a heteronormative world. The crafting of these spaces correlates to the precarious anxiety queer individuals experience in a society that is neither designed for, nor inclusive of, their queerness. This body of work contains The Kitchen Table, The Wardrobe, and The Bedroom.
The history of the Bauhaus and Duchamp’s readymades informs Sitterud’s practice, redefining these modernist histories through a queer lens. Their current body of work aims to recreate the entire house through a queer perspective, redefining traditional domesticity in order to express queer anxieties.
Sitterud began their second year as an Artist-in-Residence at RedLine Contemporary Art Center located in Denver. Sitterud is a Colorado Creative Industries and NEAA recipient for the 2017 Career Advancement Grant. Most recently, Sitterud received a 2019 P.S. You are Here Grant through Denver Arts & Venues to complete a commissioned public project for Design Workshop Foundation. In May 2019, Sitterud will produce a series of experimental works in collaboration with other Denver creatives for Denver Art Museum’s Untitled Event series, developing new explorations of queerness in public spaces.
Kenzie Sitterud (b. 1986, Utah) currently resides and works in Denver, Colorado.