Kat Alyst creates work of a fictional world that is simultaneously fashionable, apathetic, and occasionally nonsensical. Her unique perspective offers an oddly familiar glance into the abstract, exactly as the moment is birthed.
She earned a BFA with a focus on digital media and photography. Her current practice is focused exclusively on photography, and creating a moment, rather than capturing one.
V Magazine once described her work as, "Like every Aquarian, Kat Alyst defies categorization by being original and a little eccentric, which can be appreciated in her work. She lives her life—both personally and professionally—by her own set of rules, not falling for what is typically expected of female photographers."
Her photographs tend to create visual narratives on distinct color use, lonesome expressions, and a distorted line where surrealism meets fashion which depicts the subject longing for something that has yet to come. Models that stare at the viewer invite them to briefly live in their world, whereas the ones who stare away would rather they didn't visit too long. In either instance, the duration of the gaze becomes a reflection of the piece.
Kat works between Los Angeles, Austin, New York, and travels internationally for editorial work pre-pandemic.
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