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Bio

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. First solo exhibition was at Indigo Sky Community Gallery in Savannah, GA. She has presented in a variety of group shows across the U.S. as well as a duo exhibition at EN EM Art Space in Sacramento, CA. Previous representation at EN EM Art Space. LA Art Association artist. Kayla lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

Artist Statement

My 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.

                                  

Solo and Duo Exhibitions

2015-     Deceptive Clarity, EN EM Art Space, Sacramento, CA

2013-     non-verbal, Indigo Sky Community Gallery, Savannah, GA

Group Exhibitions

2018-     Trappings, LAAA Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

              Red Hot Wicked II, Studio C Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

              Art For Cause: Project Artruism, Neutra Institute, Los Angeles, CA

2017-     Off the Wall: Small Works Exhibition, Shoebox Projects, Los Angles, CA

              Wet Silk: Resist Edition, Basic Flowers, Los Angeles, CA

2016-     PER_formance, Swine Gallery, Chattanooga, TN

              Swine Grand Opening, Swine Gallery, Chattanooga, TN

              MODule: Exploring Modularity Through Art, Art Share LA, Los Angeles, CA

2015-     Wet Silk: Illustrated Edition, Basic Flowers, Los Angeles, CA

              Pancakes and Booze Art Show, Lot 613, Los Angeles, CA

             Mindow’s Bon Voyage Party and Art Show, Studio 1230, Los Angeles, CA

             Viva La Muxer, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA

             Do Art Not Drugs, Leisa Collins Studio, South Pasadena, CA

             Love Sick, Heart of Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2014-     Blank Tuesdays, The Airliner, Los Angeles, CA

              The Chocolate and Art Show, KGB Studios, Los Angeles, CA

             Art After Dark, Clockwork Couture, Burbank, CA

             You Like To Watch, Vlad the Retailer: Artist Collective, Los Angeles, CA

            Art Meets Music, The Hedgehog, Los Angeles, CA

2013-     Senior BFA Show, Alexander Gallery, Savannah, GA

              IN/EX, Ashmore Gallery, Savannah, GA

             Dimension, The Warehouse, Savannah, GA

             Third Annual Art and Earth Celebration, Martinsburg, WV

             deFINE ART Student Showcase, Alexander Gallery, Savannah, GA

2012-     Vernissage, Lacoste, France

                                                                                     

Publications

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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