Kristin Stransky

Kristin Stransky

Adjunct Professor and MFA candidate, University of Denver

My current art practice integrates 3D printing as a major component. I have been exploring the perfect imperfections of digital processes and how they relate to the body and humor. In titscape, gender-neutral body parts, breasts, are modeled and printed three-dimensionally to evaluate their natural, cultural and social portrayal and uses. In STATEMENT, I examine the effects of fashion on our bodies through a statement necklace that makes statements about the protocols of presenting our bodies visually.

STATEMENT, 2013, Kristin Stransky, 3D printed thermochromatic plastic and electronics, ©Kristin Stransky.

STATEMENT, 2013, Kristin Stransky, 3D printed thermochromatic plastic and electronics, ©Kristin Stransky.

Personal Thoughts is a foray into the wearable applications of 3D printing. It is a prototype that sends robotic emotional messages into the wearer’s skull. Commenterbot inspects people and things and depending upon the amount of light, says either a criticism or a pickup line. Steam Cycle is a bicycle art piece that utilizes 3D printed pieces to merge the mechanical and organic through digital construction methods.

Steam Cycle, 2013, Kristin Stransky and Audrey Seiler, bicycle, electronics, 3D printed objects and CNC milled wood, Denver International Airport Permanent Art Collection, Denver, ©Kristin Stransky and Audrey Seiler. Photo ©Kristin Stransky.

Steam Cycle, 2013, Kristin Stransky and Audrey Seiler, bicycle, electronics, 3D printed objects and CNC milled wood, Denver International Airport Permanent Art Collection, Denver, ©Kristin Stransky and Audrey Seiler. Photo ©Kristin Stransky.

In Slang, I used 3D scanning and printed objects to frame and expose slang terms for body parts in the context of orientialism. emotionalEmissions is a work-in-progress in which I am probing the digital consciousness and how it interacts with the human and the organic, both emotionally and physically.

3D Printing Roundtable Presentation, 2014. Kristin Stransky. ©Rachel Clarke. (Used with permission.)

3D Printing Roundtable Presentation, 2014. Kristin Stransky. ©Rachel Clarke. (Used with permission.)

Bio:

Kristin Stransky creates engaging and often playful artworks focused on social interaction, gender socialization, and cultural expectations. Her artworks range from wearables and 3D printing to interactive art and installations. She has presented and moderated panels at ISEA 2011 and gave an artist’s talk at ISEA 2012. Her work has been featured on the Creator’s Project, the Ars Electronica blog, and Instructables. Her work has been exhibited in the National Conference for Media Reform, Denver International Airport, PlatteForum, at Saint Mary’s College, and at the Colorado State University. Stransky has an upcoming exhibition at Plus Gallery, Denver. She completed her BFA from Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana in 2007, with a concentration in Sculpture. Stransky is currently a MFA candidate and adjunct professor at the University of Denver, Colorado in the Emergent Digital Practices program.
www.kristinstransky.com