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 UCLA New Wight Gallery (Los Angeles, CA), Front/Space (Kansas City, MO), FISK Gallery (Portland, OR), LVL3 (Chicago, IL), Disjecta Contemporary Art Center (Portland, OR), and Hunter College (NYC). Her work has been featured in Sight Unseen, Maake Magazine, Vice’s Creators, Sculpture Magazine, Rhizome and will be included in the upcoming 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.

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Locals Only, Left Field Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA—opening reception, July 7th, 6-9 pm

1242 Monterey Street, Suite #110, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401


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

For more information: wrmota.org



LADYLIKE, Border Patrol Gallery, Portland, Maine— August 4th to Sept. 15th, opening reception, Sunday, August 4th 4-6 pm

142 High Street, Suite 309, Portland, ME 04101



Incendiary Devices, PØST, Los Angeles, CA— opening reception, July 5th, 7-9 pm

1206 Maple Ave. #515, Los Angeles, CA