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Kaiden Dunn

August 2013: 19 Years | 18″ x 24″ | Scanner Bed, Testosterone Vials, Lace Trim, Self | 2020

Artist Statement

Kaiden Dunn is a queer mixed media artist. The majority of his art revolves around scanner art pieces, where he uses a scanner bed, fake flowers, paint, and other textile materials to create intricate pieces. Inspired by life experiences and the need to tell a story, he often creates huge pieces that have multiple levels and layers to them. As an artist with Synesthesia, he chooses color palettes based off of how he is feeling, what music he is listening to while creating artwork, and how he wants the all around feel of each piece to have.

Artwork/s at the following locations:
Anton Art Center
Norwest Gallery

Artist Website + Social Media:
Instagram @aswavescrash

MR/QD Is Made Possible BY

Artists stipends made possible by Kresge Arts in Detroit

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About MR/QD

Mighty Real/Queer Detroit is an art exhibition in June 2022 devoted to 77 years (1945-2022) of Detroit LGBTQ+ art 

The exhibition presents a month-long historical examination of the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community and its longtime allies, featuring established & emerging Detroit artists, as well as artists whose careers were shortened by HIV/AIDS.

Mighty Real/Queer Detroit is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization committed to promoting positive and meaningful images of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community through artistic and intellectual means. © 2023. All Rights Reserved.