Kaitlin Bryson lives and works in the high deserts of New Mexico and makes artwork that illuminates the processual nature of life through the lens of transformation. Biological materials are embedded into her work so that the "finished" pieces have the potential to play, transform, and live out their own dynamic processes. In highlighting moments of transformation, Bryson reminds us that mutability is reality, and the commonplace that we all share.
Using found or cultivated natural materials, as well as her own body, Bryson creates space for contemplating common expectations about the fate of objects, people, life, and the Earth. Remediation is a central symbol within her practice in order to magnify the virtues of dissolution. Her work asks the viewer to imagine a more holistic and dynamic cultural system: one that considers grief, loss, decay, and waste as overlooked focal points for dialogues and values that can lead to the healing, growth, and regeneration of the individual or a whole people.
Bryson received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The University of Nevada, Reno in painting in 2012, and is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in Art & Ecology from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.