Cassidy Kulhanek is an artist living and working in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She earned her BFA from Auburn University in Studio Art with a Printmaking concentration in 2015, and is currently enrolled as an MFA student at the University of North Carolina. Considering language her primary material, Cassidy uses written and spoken words to engage with her past and explore ideas of trauma and familial relationships. She founded the Independent's Book Project in 2016, a publishing initiative that publishes small editions of works by authors in her local creative writing community.