Kim Yasuda is an artist and professor of Public Practice in Art at UC Santa Barbara. Her work investigates the role of art, artists, and institutions in community development and civic life. Yasuda’s work has been exhibited in Canada, US, and the UK, including the New Museum of Contemporary Art and Art in General (New York), Whitney Museum of American Art (Champion, Connecticut), Massachusetts Institute of Technology List Visual Arts Center (Boston), Art Gallery of Ontario (Canada), Camerawork Gallery (East London). She has received artist grants from National Endowment for the Arts, US/Japan Foundation, Howard Foundation, Art Matters, Joan Mitchell Foundation, and Anonymous Was a Woman Foundation. Yasuda’s public commissions include station designs for the Broad Street Corridor transit system (Providence, Rhode Island), the Green Line Vermont Metrorail, and Union Station Gateway Center (Los Angeles). Her commemorative public art works in St. Louis, San Jose, and Hollywood are designed to recover underrepresented histories of these communities. Yasuda’s research intersects her university teaching with her public art practice, shaping pedagogical experiments that explore the intersection between institutional knowledge production and creative practice. Yasuda and her students have worked together on temporary public interventions and permanent urban renewal projects in Isla Vista.