A LOCALLY OWNED, INDEPENDENT, ARTIST-RUN SPACE
LOCATED IN KENT, OHIO @ 141 SOUTH WATER STREET
+ by appointment
Kelly Dietrick (artist/owner/operator)
ABOUT TROPPUS PROJECTS
Troppus Projects was founded on May 1st of 2017 by artist Kelly Dietrick. After a little over a month of independent renovations to the space, the first show was installed and the doors opened on June 17. Since then, Troppus has shown the work of over 100 artists and presented more than three dozen exhibitions. Supporting art and artists and a variety of creative projects is critical to the mission of the space, hence the name, SUPPORT backwards. Troppus Projects continues to be a one-person operation which relies heavily on collaboration with artists and does not receive funding. If you are interested in being involved with Troppus Projects and its mission, please consider submitting to calls, buying art, and simply visiting the space to see art.
Kelly Dietrick holds a BFA in Art with a minor in Philosophy from Kent State University, an MFA in Studio Art from the Savannah College of Art and Design, as well as a post-graduate certificate in Instructional Technology. She has been a faculty member at Kent State University in the School of Art since 2005, and more recently is a faculty member in the College of Architecture and Environmental Design. In addition to teaching, Kelly is active as a practicing artist in her studio as well as in her community. She advocates for and has worked on several public art projects as both a facilitator and a creator. She independently owns and operates Troppus Projects, an art space committed to making contemporary art a regular part of regular life in Kent, Ohio where she happily lives with her two teenagers, two dogs, a cat, and sometimes more.