Kelsie Tyson (she/they) is a queer artist and community organizer working and living in Greenbrier Valley, WV. In 2020 she received her MFA in Ceramics and Glass from Temple University, and shortly after returned home to West Virginia. Tyson’s artwork focuses on body image, sexuality, and her roots in Appalachia, aiming to brighten folks’ understanding of body shape, size, and color. Tyson has been nationally recognized as an artist and scholar, presenting at conferences like NCECA 2022: Fertile Ground and the 2022 Appalachian Studies Association Conference. When Tyson isn’t in her studio, she is often found at home curled up with her fur babies and plants.