Renowned for her Neo 90ies knitwear collection, cartoon CATZ created from ASC11 art (or text art, to you and us), neon LinkedIn jewellery, woven pizzas (naturally) and now tapestries inspired by a world where smartphones and computers are commonplace. Kayla has more than a few strings to her bow/loom!
Following exhibitions and residencies in her hometown of Portland Oregon, San Francisco and LA, and classes at ACE Hotel and Wildcraft Studio School, Kayla jetted over to PLY to exhibit her latest work entitled User Interface – kicking it all off with a very special weaving workshop.
Arguably, Kayla’s talents lie in taking some of the most traditional crafts and bringing them right into the now with her use of colour, technique, imagery and a huge nod to pop culture and modern technology.
User Interface, her solo exhibition at PLY – and first in the UK – ran throughout September and October 2015 and featured 14 large scale but intricate, eye popping woven tapestries incorporating computer generated images that we use and respond to day to day, sometimes without even registering.
Images: Decoy Media