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Yvette Rock Interviewed

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Yvette Rock (MFA 99) is interviewed in a recent U‑M Detroit Profile, where she discusses her creative and collaborative work in the city of Detroit.

Yvette Rock is a Detroit-based artist, gallerist, educator, and community organizer. Born in Suriname and raised in Florida, she studied art at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City before earning a master’s degree from the University of Michigan in 1999. While at U‑M, she participated in the inaugural Detroit Design Charrette, a collaborative design workshop connecting artists, architects, urbanists, and other Detroit stakeholders; she also conceived Detroit Connections, a program that connects U‑M students, staff, and faculty with Detroit schools.

Rock is the founder of Live Coal Gallery and The RED, Detroit’s only children’s art museum

Q&A: Yvette Rock connects children to the possibilities of a life in art | U‑M Detroit