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Kayla Anderson

Chicago, IL, United States

Kayla Anderson is an interdisciplinary artist and writer based in Chicago, IL. She received her BFA with dual emphasis in Film, Video, and New Media and Fiber & Material Studies from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2013 and her BA in Visual and Critical Studies from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2014. She has been an artist in residence at the Chicago Artists Coalition, Elsewhere: a Living Museum, Greensboro, NC and ACRE, WI. She is currently a Visual Arts Fellow of the Luminarts Cultural Foundation and Center Program Fellow at the Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago. Her work has been exhibited in venues throughout the United States and abroad including Currents International New Media Festival, Santa Fe; West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival; Regis Center for Art at the University of Minnesota; Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography; Grey Projects, Tiong Bahru, Singapore; Nối Projects, Hanoi, Vietnam; Johalla Projects, Tritriangle, Woman Made Gallery, The Nightingale Cinema, and Efrain Lopez Gallery, and LVL3, Chicago, IL. Her writing has been published by Leonardo Journal (MIT Press), The Royal College of Art, and MU Art Space, Eindhoven (NL), and presented at SIGGRAPH 2014, SIGGRAPH 2015, the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center at the UCSB, and the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. In 2016 she was a participating artist and researcher at the Anthropocene Campus at Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), Berlin and a visiting tutor at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and the Dutch Art Institute in the Netherlands. In addition to her art practice, she has curated several exhibitions focusing on film, video, and new media art, including Code/Switch at Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Freeze Frame: Artists Books and the Moving Image at the Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection, and [History] Under Construction at Gallery X, Chicago, IL. She currently holds the position of Manager of Library Special Collections at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she curates exhibitions, lectures, and mentors students in the history, theory, and creation of artists’ publications. In her spare time, she organizes a monthly critique group for female media makers called Media Grrrl Chicago. (

Kayla's ArtPrize Entries

These are Kayla's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.

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    SetOutputWorld (called with a world of the wrong size)

    2016 ArtPrize Entry Kayla Anderson
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