Kirsten I. Ledbetter is an artist and educator from Cincinnati, Ohio. She received a BS in Art Education and a BFA from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 2017, and her MFA and Museum Studies Certificate in 2021 from the DAAP program at the University of Cincinnati. She is a mixed media artist working in cyanotypes, drawings, paintings, and textiles. She is intrigued by process, light, and the ideas of the temporary and explores critiques of the value structures of western culture.
The work I create is a contemplative process that critiques the value structures ingrained in western society and the pace with which we, as a society, live our lives. My work captures fleeting and ephemeral moments of subtle beauty, stillness, and slowness. This calm in the visual provokes thought in the viewer to shine a light on the inherently flawed rat-race structure of our capitalist society that emotionally and physically drains so many.