Collages by Kirages —
Collage Artist / Zinester / Community Organizer
Anastasia “Stacy” Kirages, a Houston-based collage artist and zinester, received a BA in Art History from the University of Texas at Austin, and certificates from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice and the University of Houston’s SURE™ Program, in Arts & Cultural Strategy and Entrepreneurship, respectively. Currently, she is working toward her M.Ed in Reading Education at Texas Woman’s University. She has been a lead organizer for Zine Fest Houston (ZFH) since 2013. In addition to her work with ZFH, she volunteers with Black & Pink, Girl’s Rock Camp Houston, and The Montrose Center. Her work has been shown in physical exhibitions such as Hullabaloo at Space HL (Houston, TX), TEXAS TOAST at Co-Lab Projects (Austin, TX), Mix It Up! A Collage Art Show at Insomnia Gallery (Houston, TX), Cutting Edge: A Collage Show at Texas Art Asylum (Houston, TX), The Zine Society Library at CentralTrak (Dallas, TX), ZINESHOW at Tymutopiyapres (Lviv, Ukraine) and Amsterdam Zine Jam at Mediamatic Fabriek (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) as well as online in Memories of Love organized by Photo Trouvée Magazine. Inspired by the work of Joseph Cornell at a young age while on a field trip to The Menil Collection, she quickly took to collage making and never looked back.
Artist Statement —
“I collage anything... the last thing is really the thing that says it.” (Dorothy Hood)
Anastasia Kirages does not shy away from trying new things. In the artist’s life and in her collage practice, she intentionally seeks out the new and the obscure. Kirages sources imagery and content from vintage cookbooks, magazines, found photography, discarded textbooks, and beauty catalogs; nothing is off limits. Her collages incorporate a mix of paper, cardboard, thread, and product packaging. The work is minimalist with a strong sense of humor and play. Kirages’ approach to building collages is both analytical and meditative: a way to stay grounded within herself and the world.
Current Online Exhibition —
Every month check back here for a new curated online exhibition.
Shows & Events —
World Collage Day 2022World Collage Day 2022 takes place on May 14th!
February 2022 Cut Out Page —
Happy cutting & pasting!
Header Image List —
2. Boy Smells
4. Girl from Mars
5. She & Him