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Kayla Lockwood

New Media Artist based in Las Vegas, Nevada

Ang hindi lumingon sa pinanggalingan, hindi makakarating sa paroroonan.

A person who does not remember where she came from will never reach her destination.

BIOGRAPHY

Kayla Lockwood delves into the perplexing tapestry of emotions connected to grief, death, personhood, and family history through the lens of memory. An ever-evolving new media artist, Lockwood is developing a visual language of memory between the tactile and the technological. Experimenting with video and coding, she created experiential installations that immersed her viewers in the sights and sounds of memories and emotions. In her recent work, she bridges technology and time-based formats with the haptic nature of more traditional mediums such as textiles, ceramics, film, and sculptures to uncover the power of loss that exists between the physical and the ephemeral.

In her youth, she turned to art to excavate new understandings of her sense of personhood, honing her skills and pursuing new pathways for igniting connection. Eager to test the boundaries of artmaking, she completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art & Technology from the University of Oregon in Eugene and is currently completing her Master of Fine Arts from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Using her skills and knowledge, she has formed several artistic personas, including Miss Identify and Social Sin, and founded numerous creative communities to unite like-minded artists. In the wake of personal loss, she was impassioned to explore the intensity of the emotions she experiences more deeply, the impact grief has on mental health, and how we collectively and personally come to terms with the inevitable phase of life. Where once her work was focused on notions of personhood, reflecting upon her own life experiences struggling with notions of being othered by society, she now untangles the immense complexities of human emotions associated with death, mourning, and our ability to cope.

EDUCATION

2026

2022

Master of Fine Arts in Art, University of Nevada Las Vegas — Las Vegas, NV

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art & Technology, University of Oregon — Eugene, OR

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2025

2022

2021

2020

Honey, I'm Home!, Grant Hall Gallery — Las Vegas, NV

Vision 20/20: Look with your eyes, not with your mouth, Foyer Gallery — Eugene, OR

DISTORTED NORMAL, Washburn Gallery — Eugene, OR

Social Sin by Miss Identify, Washburn Gallery — Eugene, OR

CURATED EXHIBITIONS

2023

2022 - 2023

2022

2021


2021

2021

Hear My Voice, Mahlon Sweet Field (Eugene Airport) — Eugene, OR

Hear My Voice, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art — Eugene, OR

I Am More Than Who You See, Aperture Gallery — Eugene, OR

World of Work Student Exhibition, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art — Eugene, OR

UNCOVERED, Washburn Gallery — Eugene, OR

I Am More Than Who You See, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art — Eugene, OR

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2024

2024

2024

2024

2024

2023

2023

2023

2023

2022

2022

2022


2022

2021

2021

2021

2021

2020

2020

2020

2020

PATCHWORK, Serva Pool Gallery — Reno, NV

In Review, Grant Hall Gallery — Las Vegas, NV

2024 - All Things Considered, Las Laguna Art Gallery — Laguna Beach, CA

Arts in The Center: Environment - Built/Natural, The Composers Room — Las Vegas, NV

2024 - Women in Art, Las Laguna Art Gallery — Laguna Beach, CA

Stone Soup, Desert Biennial Project — Sloan, NV

Temporary Relief, Grant Hall Gallery — Las Vegas, NV

Medium Rare, Student Galleries South — Reno, NV

BREAKING GROUND, Portland Center Stage — Portland, OR

 

The Augury Gallery, Augury House — ONLINE

Spring Storm, Lawrence Hall — Eugene, OR

Put On Your Blue Light Glasses Now, LaVerne Krause Gallery — Eugene, OR

USE BY 01.27.22, LaVerne Krause Gallery — Eugene, OR

Viridi Terra, LaVerne Krause Gallery — Eugene, OR

Dimension Between, Gordon Hotel — Eugene, OR

Orbital Shift, Eugene Science Center Planetarium — Eugene, OR​

Fractal Garden: grow your own code, Symbiocene Gallery — ONLINE

UO ©RITICAL A®T SHOW, University of Oregon — ONLINE

Creative Code Festival, LIGHTBOX — New York, NY

p5.js 2020 Showcase, Processing Foundation — ONLINE

Creative Code Visual Art Showcase, Never Knows Better — ONLINE

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