About

Abandon

Moving nine times throughout her childhood, Acadia Kandora was born in New Jersey, but didn’t stay there long. Constant change has given her an experimental drive to continue to push traditional processes. Acadia received her BFA with concentrations in Graphic Design and Sculpture from Shepherd University in 2017. She funneled her design and sculpture backgrounds into printmaking, and figured out how to combine these mediums into one singular process. Now an MFA candidate at the University of Arkansas, she has exhibited nationally in exhibitions such as the Ink It Juried Exhibition in Germantown, MD, The Pushing Paper National Juried Exhibition in Indianapolis, IN, and the 29th National Drawing & Print Competitive Exhibition in Baltimore, MD.  Currently Acadia’s work focuses on themes of manufacturing the natural, post-nature, and the deconstruction and reconstruction of environments. Her work reimagines the definition of nature and explores alternate forms that blur the line between fact and fiction.