Kenzie Sitterud (they/them/theirs)

Art Instructor

Kenzie Sitterud works as a multimedia artist and designer primarily producing immersive large-scale installations and designed experiences. Kenzie is the new art teacher at RiseUp Community School. Kenzie has a BFA in Communication Design from Metropolitan State University of Denver.
Kenzie is an alumni at RedLine Contemporary Art Center’s Artist-in-Residence program. In recent years Kenzie is a Colorado Creative Industries and NEAA recipient and Most recently received a 2019 P.S. You are Here Grant through Denver Arts & Venues to complete a commissioned public project. In May 2019, Kenzie collaborated with The Denver Art Museum for an experimental take over the DAM for their Untitled Series.

Kenzie believes that education is the power to abolish systematic oppression. Kenzie is looking forward to bring their passion for art, activism and experience as a professional artist and designer to the students at RiseUp to help prepare them for a future outside of High School. Kenzie hopes to inspire intellectual growth in the students and self-advocacy through art and art education.

What is Your Why?

I believe that students should have access to equal opportunity and the space to cultivate curiosity and passion. When I was a student I had teachers that made me feel incapable of intelligence and others that taught me the tools to feel the pride that comes with working hard to succeed academically. Because of my eduCATIONAL experience, I am able to teach from a place that life and education isn’t linear and it only  takes one seed to grow success through opportunity.