Kristine Rumman is an interdisciplinary artist whose work often investigates the possibilities of what art can do that politics cannot. Comprised of sculpture, installation, performance, video, and object-making, Rumman works with technologies that are familiar forms for producing propaganda globally, ranging from security glass and empathy inducing lighting to self-help audio tapes, olfactory praxis and social platforms.
Rumman grew up in Toledo, the birthplace of the Studio Glass Movement, where she began her nearly two decade long relationship with glass. She graduated with a BFA from Bowling Green State University in 2008 and an MFA from Tyler School of Art in 2018. For her work, Rumman has received awards and grants including support from The Velocity Fund though Temple Contemporary and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Laurie Wagman Prize in Glass, and recognition from the Glass Arts Society, who named her as a top Emerging International Talent.
Kristine Rumman is presently based in Philadelphia where she is an instructor at Tyler School of Art and a new member at Vox Populi.
If politics are an arrow that directs the mind to a specific goal, can art be an expanding force that augments our perception of the world around us? I am interested in the potential to create space for healing, dialogue, and empathy.