Mel Chin Visits KyCAD Campus

“We have to be interested in the world around us. We have to care,” renowned artist/activist Mel Chin says in a recent article about his life’s work. KyCAD was delighted to have this legendary figure on campus last month to deliver the commencement speech at our 2022 graduation ceremony and to immerse himself in our BFA Thesis Exhibition.

KyCAD president Moira Scott Payne stated that Chin was selected because his extensive body of work is in alignment with KyCAD’s interdisciplinary curriculum that folds the humanities and technology into the studio space. “Mel is a perfect example of an artist who works across disciplines using everything from mixed reality, video and gaming to traditional sculptural materials,” she said.