How and when did you start?
The Kitchen Sink Project was first visualized and imagined when I was in my last semester of graduate school; and we, as soon-to-be graduating MFA candidates, were asked about our goals. At the time, one of my goals was to be a guest curator and be invited all over the world to curate exhibitions, galleries, community events, and maybe even a Biennale – or two. Lofty goals at the time, and in some cases seemed impossible.
I had very little curatorial experience under my belt, and I was worried that my visual arts focus on martial arts and communities would not be the springboard into curation that I wanted and needed to move forward.
One of my professors told me a story about how he gained his curatorial experience by curating a 10″ x 10″ x 6″ box. He gave it a gallery title and worked with artists from all over the world to curate tiny travel shows in this box. He basically gave me permission to create my own opportunity and unapologetically build experiences to achieve my goals. Thus, The Kitchen Sink Project was not only envisioned, but created in the fall of 2019.