Kayla Mattes is a visual artist working across disciplines including weaving, sculpture and installation. She archives the ephemeral vernacular of digital culture through the interconnected threads of tapestry. She also works collaboratively in the socially engaged collective, BESTTEST. Recent exhibitions include Border Patrol Gallery (Portland, Maine), Guerrero Gallery (San Francisco, CA), Front/Space (Kansas City, MO), FISK Gallery (Portland, OR), Disjecta Contemporary Art Center (Portland, OR), and Hunter College (NYC). Her work has been featured in Sight Unseen, ID, Creators, Sculpture Magazine, and Rhizome and is included in the new book, Weavers: Contemporary Makers on the Loom, written by Katie Tregidden and published by Ludion. She received a BFA in Textiles at Rhode Island School of Design in 2011 and is currently an MFA candidate at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

download: CV, Artist Statement

purchase: woven pizza slices

current:

Geometry, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Philadelphia, PA— October 26th-December 8th, opening reception Thursday, Nov. 11th

West Reading Museum of Temporary Art (WRMOTA), Public Art Project: Co-Creator, Curator, and participating artist West Reading, PA, open through November 2018

UPCOMING:

tbd, (two-person exhibition with Elisa Ortega) Napa Hall Gallery, Cal State Channel Islands, Camarillo, CA— March 4th-April 4th

Recent Press:

ID Magazine- “Is Weaving Women’s Work?” by Zio Baritaux 

Dezeen- “Six contemporary weavers who are bringing innovation to textile craft” by Amy Frearson