mk is an artist living in albuquerque, new mexico. in 2017, they received their bfa in photography and digital media from the university of houston and are currently completing their mfa in photography at the university of new mexico. born in mississippi and raised in a small rural town in alabama. these places serve as the driving force for the majority of their work. mk has expanded on the concept of home encompassing place, family, and the self.

using found items, stories, and the longing to be back in this small town, mk investigates coping mechanisms through the function of photographic memory. they work in a variety of mediums ranging from photography, printmaking, sculpture and film to pursue and question their upbringing, identity, family, and the terms of loss and memory.


Grantee Information

Year(s) Awarded: 2022