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.
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.