Brandi Kruse (b. 1979, Ypsilanti, Michigan) is a multidisciplinary artist based in Portland, Oregon. Her creative process begins with photography and language and manifests itself in prints, collage and multimedia installations that serve as investigations into time, vulnerability, expectations and space. She is the co-founder of KC, a writers’ collective publishing poetry zines since 2013 and in 2015 she produced an artist publication called Impossible Paper Architecture; both can be found in the Albert Solheim Library at Pacific Northwest College of Art. Her work has shown locally and abroad, including: Center for Contemporary Art & Culture, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Pataphysical Society, Works Progress Agency, Worksound and Verge Gallery in Portland, OR; Union Gallery in Amherst, MA; Paper Plane Gallery in Atlanta, GA; Lost Coast Culture Machine in Ft. Bragg, CA; The Bemis Building in Seattle, WA; Art at the Cave in Vancouver, WA; Worksound International in Mexico City, MX. She is the recipient of residencies at Caldera Arts Center (2017) and The Städelschule in Frankfurt, Germany (2015). Kruse earned a BS in Education (Art and Literature) from Central Michigan University in 2003 and an MFA in Print Media from Pacific Northwest College of Art in 2016.