While Kayo was at Whitworth for the reception and lecture in mid September, she also spent time meeting with individual students to discuss their work. Providing our students with the opportunity to sit down with an outside artist or designer to present their own work for review is invaluable. These critiques often reinforce instruction and advice the students had been getting in classroom discussions as well as providing new and interesting insights.
Along with having Kayo present as a resource for a few days, the department decided to give the students a list of other artists that we thought of when looking at Kayo’s work. Katie Creyts and Robert Fifield took that lead and presented the following list for further thought: Shana Moulton, John Baldessari, Yayoi Kusama, Johnston Foster, Takashi Murakami, Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, Tiffany Patterson, Delphine LeBourgeois, Kiki Smith, Beverly Semmes, Andy Messerschmidt, Gala Bent, Marlene Steyn, Pipolitti Rist, David Lynch, Louise Bourgeois, Bridget Riley, Sigmar Polke, Yoshitomo Nara, Hayay Miyazaki, Shahzia Sikander, and Makiko Kudo.