Brandi Kruse (b. Ypsilanti, Michigan 1979) is an artist and writer 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; Art at the Cave in Vancouver, WA; The Bemis Building in Seattle, WA; Lost Coast Culture Machine in Ft. Bragg, CA; Paper Plane Gallery in Atlanta, GA; Union Gallery in Amherst, MA; Worksound International in Mexico City, MX. She has participated in residencies at the Portland Art Museum (2018-19), Caldera Arts Center (2017) and The Städelschule in Frankfurt, Germany (2015). Kruse earned a B.S. 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. She currently teaches in many places but most regularly at Pacific University and Pacific Northwest College of Art.