Yvette Rock is a visual artist based in Detroit, Michigan. She graduated with a BFA from Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 1997 and an MFA in painting from University of Michigan in 1999. She is currently pursuing a K-12 Art Education Certificate from College for Creative Studies. Rock is the co-founder of Detroit Connections, an on-going program that connects University of Michigan students, staff and faculty with Detroit schools. She has been a teaching artist in Detroit public schools since 1999 and continues to partner with organizations to bring visual arts to children. In 2012 she founded Live Coal Gallery, LLC (LCG) – a small business in Detroit. LCG was a recipient of the 2017, 2019, and 2021 Knight Arts Challenge. Rock is the Founder and Executive Director of Live Coal, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization transforming lives and neighborhoods through art, community development, and education. As a practicing artist, she exhibits widely in southeast Michigan. Her mixed media work on canvas, paper, wood, and found objects explores topics such as motherhood, memories, identity, and faith. She also uses photography and video to explore these themes and was selected as a 2019 Facing Change: Documenting Detroit Fellow. Rock lives in Detroit with her husband and five children.
I am the founder and Executive Director of the 501(c)(3) organization called Live Coal. Visit our website to learn more about how we are transforming lives and neighborhoods through art, community development, and education.
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