Artist Bio

Kevin Rose Schultz finds her inspiration in nature and vintage textiles. She uses leaves and dyes to refashion gently used clothing into wearable art! She also uses a historic photographic process to print vintage dresses on cotton fabric with cyanotype. The printed dresses have a story to share about a certain time and place in history.

Her inspiration has been her mother, Alice, who is also an artist and her dear artist friend, Yin-Rei Hicks. Another important early influence was her maternal grandmother, Mary, who was an avid quilter and crafter. Kevin’s love of vintage dresses comes from her grandmother altering her wedding dress for her to play dress-up in when she was about seven years old.

Kevin taught Visual Art in the public schools for eighteen years and since retiring, continues teaching in workshops and through the Louisville Visual Art Children’s Fine Art Classes. She was awarded the Art Education Association of Indiana Art Educator of the Year in 2014. She has taught workshops on cyanotypes, calligraphy, encaustics, shibori dyeing, paper making, needle felting, eco-printing and photography.

She has a B.A. in Fine Art from Indiana University and an M.A.T. from the University of Louisville. Her work has been featured in solo shows, many juried group shows and has won numerous awards. Kevin currently shows her work at the Harrison County Arts Gallery in Corydon, Bourne-Schweitzer Gallery in New Albany, and Art on Main in Madison, Indiana.