Kaitlyn Wallace

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

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I am interested in making art that facilitates conversations around freedom, autonomy, futility, and suffering. Growing up in Las Vegas and attending Catholic school, my influences surrounding womanhood were polarizing. Whether it was at church or on a billboard, representations of women were an overwhelming object of my environment. By appropriating Christian iconography and combining it with the hyper-sexual aesthetics of Las Vegas, I create oil paintings that reflect and further complicate ideologies related to the body, social conditioning, and self-realization. Under the established patriarchy, navigating the boundaries between objectification and subjectivity can be muddy and confusing. I want to expand this conflict between who we are and who we are conditioned to be, and shamelessly transcend these binaries. I choose to stylize my portraits and figures to play with objectification and the elusiveness of idealized beauty. I combine non-natural color palettes that demand attention, with traditional Baroque techniques, such as diagonal compositions and chiaroscuro, to push and pull sensations of familiarity, history and modernity, and to examine how the objectification of women has pervaded art history and continues today. I want my art to question how we exist in spaces that aren’t designed for us, and to consider the dynamics between agency and environment.

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Orville Peck, 2022

Oil on Canvas

40" x 30"

$2900

Mirage, 2021

Digital Artwork on Fine Art Paper

14" x 11"

$1050

Liminal, 2021

Digital Artwork on Fine Art Paper

14" x 11"

$1050

Love/Isolation, 2020

Oil & Wax on Canvas

36" x 48"

$3500

Lone Ranger, 2021

Digital Artwork on Fine Art Paper

15" x 11"

$1100

Paradiso II, 2019

Oil on Canvas

24" x 18"

$1750

Rat Race, 2022

Acrylic on Canvas Board

11" x 8.5"

$800

Ride or Die, 2020

Digital Artwork on Fine Art Paper

14" x 11"

$1050

Cicada, 2019

Oil on Canvas

24" x 18"

$1750

Paradox Form, 2018

Oil on Canvas

30" x 40"

$2900

Star, 2021

Digital Artwork on Fine Art Paper

15" x 11"

$1100

The Betrayal of Persephone, 2021

Oil on Canvas

24" x 18"

$1750

Virgin Tears, 2018

Oil on Canvas

30" x 30"

$2500

The Hour of Our Death, 2022

Digital Artwork on Fine Art Paper

14" x 11"

$1050