Kian grew up in Providence and is currently studying Mathematics at Rhode Island College. He first found out about New Urban Arts as a high school student through an open mic co-hosted by NUA and Youth Pride, Inc., which he has been involved with since 2003. Last year he was an artist mentor in creative writing at the studio, and this year he is a Studio Study Buddy. He is also starting a new workshop this year called “Math for Poets,” which he hopes will help break down the barriers between “math people” and “art people” by incorporating spatial and logical thinking into the creative practice. Interests include (google ’em): fractals, tesselations, modular origami, Mobius strips and Klein bottles, Spirograph(TM), Oulipian writing, and math in music.
2009, 2008, 2007