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Kayla L. Cloonan
Los Angeles, CA

About the Artist

Kayla Cloonan was born and raised in South Florida, where she began 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. She has presented solo exhibitions at EN EM Art Space in Sacramento, CA and Indigo Sky Community Gallery in Savannah, GA. And has previous representation at EN EM Art Space. Kayla curently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

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About the Artist

Kayla Cloonan was born and raised in South Florida, where she began 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. She has presented solo exhibitions at EN EM Art Space in Sacramento, CA and Indigo Sky Community Gallery in Savannah, GA. And has previous representation at EN EM Art Space. Kayla curently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

My work is an interdisciplinary study on human inconsistencies and explores 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.

“My work undergoes a process best described as excavation. A constant covering and uncovering, an image folded and masked and thus transformed through flat or sculptural means. That exploration of material and layers create a history of mark. It is a constant discourse between happenstance and refinement.”

Artist’s Work

Covered and Uncovered
Press
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Press

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Meditation on first attempt
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Meditation On First Attempt

By Kayla L. Cloonan

Scrape
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Scrape

By Kayla L. Cloonan

Hide
Untilted abstract landscape study
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Untilted (abstract landscape study)

By Kayla L. Cloonan

Void
The window is always foggy
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The Window Is Always Foggy

By Kayla L. Cloonan

Analytical Abstraction
Analytical abstraction 14
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Analytical Abstraction #14

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Figure study 12
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Figure Study 12

By Kayla L. Cloonan

Analytical abstraction 53 skin ii
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Analytical Abstraction #53 (Skin II)

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Analytical abstraction 15
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Analytical Abstraction #15

By Kayla L. Cloonan

Analytical abstraction 10
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Analytical Abstraction #10

By Kayla L. Cloonan

Analytical abstraction 12
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Analytical Abstraction #12

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Analytical abstraction 50 grain i
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Analytical Abstraction #50 (Grain I)

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Analytical abstraction 51 grain ii
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Analytical Abstraction #51 (Grain II)

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Analytical Abstraction #7

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Analytical abstraction 8
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Analytical Abstraction #8

By Kayla L. Cloonan

Analytical abstraction 52 skin i
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Analytical Abstraction #52 (Skin I)

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Analytical abstraction 9
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Analytical Abstraction #9

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Analytical abstraction 11
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Analytical Abstraction #11

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Analytical abstraction 6
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Analytical Abstraction #6

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Analytical abstraction 13
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Analytical Abstraction #13

By Kayla L. Cloonan

Stitch & Stain
Frottage 6
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Frottage 6

By Kayla L. Cloonan

Hanging the remnants
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Hanging the Remnants

By Kayla L. Cloonan

Frottage 3
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Frottage 3

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Frottage 4
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Frottage 4

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Frottage 5
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Frottage 5

By Kayla L. Cloonan

Frottage 2
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Frottage 2

By Kayla L. Cloonan

Ive seen the hooks before
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I've Seen the Hooks Before

By Kayla L. Cloonan

You Know Me
You know me 1
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You Know Me #1

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You know me 10
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You Know Me #10

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You know me 17
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You Know Me #17

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You know me 9
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You Know Me #9

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You know me 8
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You Know Me #8

By Kayla L. Cloonan

You know me 11
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You Know Me #11

By Kayla L. Cloonan

You know me 3
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You Know Me #3

By Kayla L. Cloonan

You know me 4
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You Know Me #4

By Kayla L. Cloonan

You know me 2
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You Know Me #2

By Kayla L. Cloonan

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You Know Me #19

By Kayla L. Cloonan

You know me 5
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You Know Me #5

By Kayla L. Cloonan

You know me 12
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You Know Me #12

By Kayla L. Cloonan

You know me 13
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You Know Me #13

By Kayla L. Cloonan

You know me 18
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You Know Me #18

By Kayla L. Cloonan

You know me 15
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You Know Me #15

By Kayla L. Cloonan

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You Know Me #20

By Kayla L. Cloonan

You know me 14
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You Know Me #14

By Kayla L. Cloonan

You know me 16
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You Know Me #16

By Kayla L. Cloonan

You know me 6
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You Know Me #6

By Kayla L. Cloonan

You know me 7
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You Know Me #7

By Kayla L. Cloonan

Stars On the Ground
Stars on the ground 7
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Stars on the Ground #7

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Stars on the ground 4
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Stars on the Ground #4

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Stars on the ground 2
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Stars on the Ground #2

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Stars on the Ground #5

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Stars on the ground 6
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Stars on the Ground #6

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Stars on the ground 3
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Stars on the Ground #3

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Stars on the ground 1
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Stars on the Ground #1

By Kayla L. Cloonan

Selected Exhibitions

  • Red Hot Wicked II
    Los Angeles, CA, 2018
  • Trappings
    Los Angeles, CA, 2018
  • MODule: Exporing Modularity Through Art
    Los Angeles, CA, 2016
  • Deceptive Clarity
    Sacramento, CA, 2015
  • non-verbal
    Savannah, GA, 2013

Press and Accolades

  • Studio Visit Magazine
    Volume 28 (January 2015)
  • TUBE Magazine
    October 2015
  • Asymmetric Magazine
    May 2017

Education

  • Savannah College of Art and Design, B.F.A. Painting
    Savannah, GA,2013