D.S. Kinsel talks on Reality

About the speaker

D.S. Kinsel is a self described “black creative entrepreneur and cultural agitator,” whose mediums for creative expression include painting, window display, installation, curating, action-painting, non-traditional performance and social media. While Kinsel’s primary practice is painting, his experiments in other disciplines informs his work as a painter. Kinsel’s work focuses on themes of escapism, space keeping, urban tradition, pop culture, hip-hop, informalism and cultural appropriation. Kisnel is the co-founder of Boom Concepts, a combination work space / creative hub, which hosts Magic Organs Studio Space, Jenesis’ Production Facilities, and Salon Space. Outside of the studio, Kinsel works with community artists and community partners to identify ways for youth to express issues of social justice through drama, dance, music, visual art, and technology. From 2011 to 2015, Kinsel served as the MGR Pittsburgh Youth Empowerment Arts In Action Program Coordinator and the MGR National Social Media Coordinator. Kinsel regularly provides training to non profit organizations on social media best practices. Kinsel is a board member for Pittsburgh Center for Creative REuse and serves on the advisory board For The Heinz Endowments Transformative Arts Process.

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