Kayla Cloonan was born and raised in South Florida, beginning visual experimentation in film photography. In 2012, she participated in independent course work for a study abroad program in Lacoste, France. Kayla received her B.F.A. in Painting from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2013. She has presented solo exhibitions at EN EM Art Space in Sacramento, CA and Indigo Sky Community Gallery in Savannah, GA. Previous representation at EN EM Art Space. Kayla lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

Artist Statement

The work is an interdisciplinary study on human inconsistencies, exploring visual and tactile subtleties. It begins with the immediate mark; through pure automatic drawing, instinctual motion, quick gesture. Experimenting with a variety of tools and materials allow for a sense of play on those initial shapes. Repetitive motions speak to life’s monotony, cultivating raw expressive marks into deliberation. It is a constant discourse between happenstance and refinement. An intimate turmoil manifesting itself in many forms from painting to performance.


Artist Resume



Asymmetric Magazine, Artist Feature/Interview, 2017 

Art and Cake, Studio Feature, 2017

Studio Visit Magazine, Artist Feature, Volume 28, 2015

Tube Magazine, Article by Justina Martino, “Optical Journeys: Joyce Nojima and Kayla Cloonan at En Em Art Space”, 2015

New Art United, Artist Feature/Interview, 2014


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