Brandi Kruse grew up in Ypsilanti, Michigan and received her BS in Education at Central Michigan University with a focus on literature and photography. She moved to Portland, OR in 2008 where she taught high school art and English for eight years. In 2016, Kruse graduated with an MFA in Print Media from Pacific Northwest College of Art. She is drawn to photographing disruptions that seem unpredictable, though they likely happen every day. Cities give her great inspiration: structure and order is highlighted in architecture while glass and shadows provide the rupture in those systems. Her creative process begins with photography and language and often manifests itself in prints and multimedia installations that serve as investigations into time, vulnerability, expectations and space. She is a jewelry designer and co-founder of a writers’ collective that has been meeting every Wednesday and publishing zines under the name of Klickitat Crew since the summer of 2013. Kruse has shown her work many places locally and afar including: Worksound International in Mexico City, MX; Paper Plane Gallery in Atlanta, GA; Lost Coast Culture Machine in Ft. Bragg, CA; The Bemis Building in Seattle, WA; Museum of Contemporary Craft, Pataphysical Society and Verge Gallery in Portland, OR.