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Tia Kramer

Social Practice Artist

Creative Placemaking Projects

Tia Kramer is a social choreographer, site specific performance artist, and educator who collaborates with artists and non-artists alike in Walla Walla, WA, a vibrant rural community nestled among expansive agricultural fields and the Blue Mountains in Eastern Washington. Tia is most interested in everyday gestures of human connection. Through her practice, she rearranges elements of daily life—relationships, site and community—to create experiences that interrupt the ordinary. Her projects aspire to engage participants in acts of embodied poetry and collective imagination. Tia Kramer has an MFA in Art and Social Practice from Portland State University and degrees from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Macalester College. Her work has been supported by the Seattle Art Museum Olympic Sculpture Park Residency, Henry Art Gallery and Washington State Library among others. Tia also leads the Walla Walla Immigrant Rights Coalition’s Colectivo de Arte Social which initiates creative projects that bridge gaps of divisiveness in her community. She finds delight in her partner, Tim, and her imaginative kids Harrison (6), and Edie (2).

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