“Painting provides time to reflect on the ways I have been conditioned to relate to the non-human subjects of the work. How, instead, do I understand who they are based on my own terms and experiences, outside of the preconceptions I have been taught to hold? How might this reconsidering bring a starker awareness of my own distorted expectations and limitations in understanding? Maintaining a position of unknowing is essential in the work.”– Kat Lyons
Pilar Corrias has announced worldwide and exclusive representation of Kat Lyons.
Kat Lyons’ (b. 1991, Louisville, Kentucky) practice explores the complexities of earthly life to question the limitations of human categorisation and understanding. Her compositions aim to transcend anthropocentric realities as a way of welcoming the natural world into our sphere of moral concern. Presenting her subjects across various planes of existence, Lyons challenges normative frameworks of perception. Her theatrical vignettes of animals and insects are wrought with an eeriness that is indicative of the anxiety and grief materialised amongst non-humans living in the Anthropocene.
Lyons is currently focusing on a series that is reflective of her time spent living and working on a small livestock farm, where she explores the ritualism of production and labour of both the human and non-human inhabitants. Lyons completed a BFA at Virginia Commonwealth University. She attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2019) and the Shandaken Paint School (2020).
An exhibition of Lyons’ new body of work will be presented at Pilar Corrias Savile Row from 8th December 2021 – 15th January 2022.