Alec Kaus is an artist based in Athens, Georgia. He is an MFA candidate in Studio Art at the University of Georgia where he is a Whitehead Graduate Art Fellow, and holds a BA in Studio Art from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Alec's work moves between the fields of art history, art criticism, curation, and photography. His research interests include the role history, archives, and folklore play in constructing narratives about our collective past, present, and future. He has exhibited his photographs throughout the US, and was recently awarded the 2018 SPE Student Award for Innovations in Imaging. His work is part of public and private collections, including the Center for Photography at Woodstock and Chroma at the California Institute of Integral Studies.

Alec launched PHOTO–EMPHASIS, an online platform for highlighting contemporary works made by photography educators, students, and practitioners, with Rana Young in June 2017.

Please contact Alec for information regarding curatorial projects, creative collaborations, editorial assignments, print sales, or licensing images. You can see some of his portraiture here.

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Location: Athens, Georgia
Instagram: @aleckaus
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Photo by Zora J Murff