Stitched Stagnation: New Drawing Series

This series was created for my most recent show in downtown Los Angeles at Basic Flowers as part of Wet Silk: Illustrated Edition. Touching back to sewing paper with the new addition of vellum as a layering device. The process began with a small old drawing from my study abroad trip to France back in… Continue reading Stitched Stagnation: New Drawing Series

Publication in TUBE Magazine

“Optical Journeys: Joyce Nojima and Kayla Cloonan at En Em Art Space” by Justina Martino A lovely write-up on the show “Deceptive Clarity” at my representing gallery in Sacramento, CA: EN EM Art Space. M.A. in Art History and Gallery Assistant for EN EM Art Space, Justina Martino. “Deceptive Clarity features Kayla Cloonan’s large multi-media… Continue reading Publication in TUBE Magazine

Progress in the Studio: Work for EN EM Art Space

Finally photographed some of the stuff I’ve been working on in the studio the last few months. This is work for a series to be shown at my first show with my new representing gallery EN EM Art Space! The show is in Sacramento, CA and will be on display from October 1 – November… Continue reading Progress in the Studio: Work for EN EM Art Space

Crowdfunding Campaign: First Two-Person Show at EN EM Art Space

This project campaign is to raise money to fund my first two-person show at my new gallery in Sacramento, CA: En Em Art Space. I plan to create a series of large scale paintings, taking advantage of the new possibility of extended gallery wall-space. This show is a turning point in my career, a pivotal moment… Continue reading Crowdfunding Campaign: First Two-Person Show at EN EM Art Space

Trading

Hello fellow artists, If you reached this page it’s because you are interested in trading artwork with me! What better way for us to build our collection than trading and sharing each others work? Right now I am open to trading any drawing 11″x14″ or smaller; this makes it inexpensive and easy to ship for… Continue reading Trading

Artist Journal #23

3/11/15 I had a break-through moment in the studio with this painting, which for a while I couldn’t quite crack the code for what it needed to be complete. I have succeeded in creating a single, larger shape, floating on a white surface; surface tension. It both sinks into the fabric beneath the history of… Continue reading Artist Journal #23

Curating: Mindow’s Bon Voyage Party and Art Show

My next group show is coming up tomorrow and my fellow artist friend Myriad Slits and I will be curating the work of six artists! This includes our work of course, as well as live music from four Los Angeles based bands ——-> Mindow’s Bon Voyage Party and Art Show, March 21st, 9pm-3am, Studio 1230,… Continue reading Curating: Mindow’s Bon Voyage Party and Art Show

Do Art Not Drugs Art Show – South Pasadena

Brought in the end of February with a little last minute show at Leisa Collins Art Studio in South Pasadena! I was lucky enough to be contacted by the artist herself, Leisa, whom I met early on in my re-location to Los Angeles, CA. She was looking for a couple more aritists to fill wallspace… Continue reading Do Art Not Drugs Art Show – South Pasadena

Love Sick Art Show – Los Angeles

Come down to Heart of Art Gallery this coming Saturday, February 7th at 8pm for a night of music, performances, art and fantastic company! Love Sick is an anti-valentines show, interpreted by each artist as fit. It’s going to be an amazing night! Support one of the last all women & queer galleries in L.A.… Continue reading Love Sick Art Show – Los Angeles

UPDATE: Involvement in ‘The Sketchbook Project’

Following up with my involvement in The Sketchbook Project in 2014! I now have access to their Digital Library documentation of my sketchbook. It feels like forever ago, but the ideas from that little book are still pulsing in my studio. The energy, the shapes and the experimentation with media continue to translate. My sketchbook… Continue reading UPDATE: Involvement in ‘The Sketchbook Project’