About Kaz

Kaz McCue is a professional visual artist who currently teaches at the Leelanau School in Glen Arbor, Michigan. In his time at Leelanau, he has taught students with learning differences and specializes in teaching for understanding.

Kaz McCue has spent the past twenty-eight years working in the arts as a visual artist, educator, curator, and arts administrator and currently serves as Instructor of Visual Arts at the Leelanau School and as Artistic Director for Michigan Legacy Art Park. He holds a BFA in photography from Parson’s School of Design and an MFA in mixed media from Long Island University/ C.W. Post Campus. Kaz has received numerous grants and awards and has exhibited his work nationally and internationally. As a curator, he has put together over 200 exhibitions and over 100 lectures and artist presentations. Kaz has taught at numerous universities, colleges and academies and has served in several arts administration positions. In 2009, his work was the subject of a catalog entitled “Bad Seed” with essays by Judy Collischan and Sarah Glover that explore the masculine stereotype in relation to ideas of social justice that are encapsulated in Kaz’s installation work. As a professional, Kaz has dedicated his life to the arts. The diversity of his background and the wealth of his experience have shaped him into a mature and knowledgeable artist-citizen. His enthusiasm and dedication has helped to define his career and his belief in the power of the arts has driven his commitment to participating in the process of the arts and mentoring young artists.