Kayla Mattes is a Portland-based artist from Long Island, NY working in multiple disciplines including weaving, sculpture and installation. Her work examines the intersection of computing, weaving and digital culture by deconstructing the visual languages of the internet and graphics editing software. Mattes' recent solo exhibitions include FISK Gallery (Portland) with group exhibitions at Hap Gallery (Portland), Disjecta Contemporary Art Center (Portland) and LVL3 (Chicago). She recently worked on a collaborative digital project at Front/Space (Kansas City) which resulted in a physical installation of crowd-sourced data represented through foldable paper sculptures. In 2011, she received a BFA in Textiles at Rhode Island School of Design; in 2016 she was awarded a Regional Arts & Culture Project Grant and Working Artist Grant. Her work has been featured on Sight Unseen, Vice's Creators Project, OPB, Maake Magazine, and Rhizome.
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