Gina Kukulski (b. 1993) is a Michigan based still life photographer, who graduated from Aquinas College (Grand Rapids, Michigan) in 2015 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography. She draws inspiration from traditional Northern European still life painting, and the work of Paul Cézanne and Giorgio Morandi.

Her work starts with minimal materials: matte white paint, pigments, found objects and wood panels. She collects found objects, like recycled bottles, glasses, and test tubes, then gives them a new life with paint. The paint is tinted slightly with pigments, then used to paint each vessel and wood panel. The slight variations of paint allows for depth and contrast. She uses digital photography and experimental printing processes to achieve her final works. 

Education 

Aquinas College
Grand Rapids, Michigan 
Bachelor of Fine Art Photography

Residencies 

2020

Together Apart Digital Residency |  Proyecto 'Ace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

2017

sub30 Exploration Residency | Proyecto 'Ace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Exhibitions 

Solo

2017

Grounded: A Retrospective from Proyecto 'Ace
Cerasus Studio: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Group

2021

Light

CICA Museum

Gimpo, South Korea

2019

All Art Works

Grand Rapids, Michigan

2018

MuseGR Art Gallery: Grand Opening
Grand Rapids, Michigan

2018

Gallery Uptown: 21st Annual Arts Festival
Grand Haven, Michigan

2018

Postcard Salon Exhibition: Muskegon Museum of Art
Muskegon, Michigan

2017

Estudio Abierto Sub30
Buenos Aires, Argentina