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 from Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas, with a focus on digital media and photography. Her current practice is focused exclusively on photography, and creating a moment, rather than capturing one.
Some of her work has recently been featured in digital and print publications such as Institute Magazine, Beautiful Decay Magazine, ART+DESIGN Magazine, Dark Beauty Magazine, Italian Vogue, Picton Magazine, LYUN Magazine, Beautymute Magazine, GMARO Magazine, Féroce Magazine, MOEVIR Magazine, and others across the globe.
Her photographs tend to create visual narratives on distinct color use, apathetic expressions, and a distorted line of surrealism, that depict 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 has traveled internationally for editorial work.
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