Kris Bespalec

Kris Bespalec is an artist, educator, and mother living in Chattanooga. She serves as the Manager of School and Community Programs at the Hunter Museum of Art and has taught Art History and Sculpture at both the University of Tennessee Chattanooga and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
"My work integrates found and precious objects, encapsulating the fragile life of memory while reflecting on the plural acts of womanhood. I use materials that create tangible experiences through touch, smell and even taste to expand the visual storytelling in my work.

As the work develops, I am creating a framework for how I define myself as woman -ever changing- amongst the complicated roles, dualities, expectations and stereotypical perception of the feminine. "
-Kris Bepalec