KAYLA MATTES / SEPTEMBER 2016
Kayla Mattes is an artist living and working in Portland, Oregon. Her work primarily takes the form of tapestry and installation and is guided by the interaction between the internet, technology, memory, consumerism and femininity.
She has most recently shown at FISK Gallery (Portland, Oregon) and Trestle Gallery (Brooklyn, NY) with upcoming exhibitions at Disjecta Contemporary Art Center (Portland, Oregon), LVL3 (Chicago, IL) and Front/Space (Kansas City, MO). In 2011 she received her BFA in Textiles at Rhode Island School of Design and is a recent recipient of the Regional Arts & Culture Council Project Grant and the Working Artist Org Grant.
WORKSHOPS WITH ENVISION UNLIMITED
Using her own studio practice as inspiration, Kayla Mattes led groups of Envision artists through a series of drawing exercises that explored geometric shapes, scale shifts, and color. These drawings served as a starting point for Westtown artists to design and create their own frame looms. The month concluded with the artists weaving into the abstracted cardboard frame looms.