Becca Kacanda
b. 1986 New York, N.Y

Education
2008  BFA, Graphic Design, The School of Visual Arts, New York, N.Y

Awards
National Christmas Lighting Ceremony Artist chosen for the state of Iowa, 2016
Art Project Grant for Rotto Grotto, Iowa Arts Council, 2015
School of Visual Arts Faculty and Staff Scholarship, The School of Visual Arts, 2004-2008

Current Projects
2015- ongoing
Rotto Grotto : A Public Art Project Exploring Grotto History and Folk Art in the Midwest.

  • Educate and inspire the public about the unique tradition of grotto-making

  • Initiate community-wide events, empowering community members to learn various techniques to create their shrines

  • Create, curate and manage multiple social media platforms, including incorporation of 2D, 3D, web, and video.

2012- ongoing
Ultraterrestrial Shop - ultraterrestrial.etsy.com

  • Manufacture original, handmade items including vinyl stickers, pinback buttons, keychains, shirts, and greeting cards

  • Manage inventory and stock both with online marketplaces (Etsy, Nylon, Witchsy, GimmeFlair ) and in brick and mortar stores throughout the country

  • Vend at craft fairs and music festivals featuring independent artists and entrepreneurs

Past Exhibitions
2015 & 2018
Twice-selected artist chosen to create window Installation for Mission Creek Festival, featuring assemblage, painting, jewelry, clothing and sculpture at White Rabbit Store and Gallery, Iowa City, IA

2014   
Pom Pom Seance, solo installation for Bash to the Future NYE Party,  Des Moines Social Club, Des Moines, IA
Psychedelia, group Show, painting on paper, Nash Gallery, Dubuque, IA
Spectroluxe, painting & collage, White Rabbit Store and Gallery, Iowa City, IA
Urban Art Exhibition & Fundraiser, Nash Gallery group show, painting on paper and 3d collage, Dubuque, IA

2013
Check Marks, group show, large-scale paintings on paper, curated by Austin English, Open Space Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland

2009
I Don’t Know I Bet, show with Victor Cayro, paintings, drawings and sculpture. Curated by Matt Thurber, Interesting Gallery (now Tomato House) Brooklyn, NY
Dream Sequence, group show, curated by Katie Vonderheide, illustrations on paper, Synchronicity Space, Los Angeles, CA