About the Founder

Yvette Rock Bio

Yvette  Rock received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Cooper Union in New York  City and a Master of Fine Arts in painting from University of Michigan  in Ann Arbor. She spent one year as a Visiting Scholar during her  post-graduate stint at U of M. It was during this time that Rock  conceived of Detroit Connections,  a program that  fostered collaboration between U of M and Detroit  schools and organizations. She has worked as artist-in-residence with InsideOut  Literary Arts Project,  founded a local after-school program, is a community  activist, and  collaborates with artists of various disciplines. Rock has exhibited   throughout southeast Michigan, including the Carr Center, Detroit   Artists Market, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Ellen Kayrod Gallery,  and  National Conference of Artists. She is the founder and CEO of Live  Coal Gallery, a social venture whose purpose is to foster a passion for  art, community, and learning. In 2018, she opened The RED,  a children's art museum in Detroit. Live Coal is a 2017 and 2019 Knight  Arts Challenge winner. Rock is a 2019 Facing Change: Documenting  Detroit fellow. She lives in Detroit with her husband and four  children. 

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Live Coal Gallery