KELLI KIKCIO

Hi! I’M A MULTIDISCIPLINARY ARTIST AND DESIGNER FROM TORONTO, ON, CANADA, NOW BASED IN BROOKLYN, NY, USA. I’M CURRENTLY PURSUING HAND POKED TATTOOING FULL-TIME AT WELCOME HOME STUDIO .

IN 2012, I RECEIVED A BACHELOR OF DESIGN WITH A MAJOR IN FASHION DESIGN AND A MINOR IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP FROM RYERSON UNIVERSITY. AFTERWARDS, I WORKED FOR MADE-IN-CANADA FASHION LABELS, 18 WAITS, AND MUTTONHEAD COLLECTIVE, AND CO-FOUNDED TORONTO-BASED BESPOKE DESIGN COLLECTIVE, BONESET STUDIO.

MY PASSIONS LIE IN EXPLORING NEW MEDIUMS, KEEPING MY HANDS BUSY, AND WORKING DIRECTLY WITH CLIENTS. I LOVE PROBLEM SOLVING AND CREATING WITH MY CLIENTS AND COLLABORATORS THROUGH BOTH CUSTOM DESIGN AND CREATIVE DIRECTION.

AND AS PASSIONATE AS I AM ABOUT MY CREATIVE OUTPUT, I STRONGLY BELIEVE IN SOCIAL JUSTICE, COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT AND FINANCIAL SUPPORT/REPARATIONS, AND DOING THE WORK TO ADDRESS AND DECONSTRUCT THE INTERNALIZED RACISM, HOMOPHOBIA, TRANSPHOBIA, FATPHOBIA, ABLEISM, AND MISOGYNY THAT I CARRY AS AN ABLE, CISHET, WHITE, WOMAN.

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