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Allison Kruske

Apr 24, 2016

Since she can remember, Allison Kruske has been attracted to the arts. A film and photography class her freshman year at the University of Michigan solidified her passion. “Art allows you to express yourself without relying on words,” says the Ann Arbor-to-Detroit transplant. After finding the light in the dark room, Kruske graduated from U-M with a B.A. in Art History. As an artist, you can see Kruske’s interest in modernism surface through her work, like in her recent set of acrylic paint on paper pieces that change with different light, with each viewer and with different orientation of the paper. As a curator and collaborator, Kruske is on a mission to make art more approachable, more accessible, and give the artists involved leverage in negotiating what it looks like to be a successful artist in Detroit. “In a city like this, that’s important,” says Kruske. “With Art History, I’ve always been fascinated by artists who blur the line between art and life. You end up with something that people can really be involved in.”