Kat Alyst is a traveling photographer whose work focuses on fashion-focused art portraiture with a realm of surrealism by color and/or symbol usage. From a background that was once balanced and seemingly 'normal', to being shifted into a nomadic and unknown world, Alyst's youth was deemed unpredictable and rigid. How to balance, be still, and simply know what's next? How to grasp at anything at all? Alyst examines stillness and solitude in most portrait work, with a rhapsodized world of color use washed over apathy.


Influenced by the escape into fine art books and nostalgic movies from her past, all around kitsch artist's from her studies, aesthetic of the mysteries of underground scenes and genres, Alyst uses storylines from her personal memories and world to incorporate hidden visual narratives. Alyst blends the kindness of strangers and popular faces she has met from around the world to contrast into her subconscious stories to reveal hidden messages seemingly 'joyful' or 'bright'  candy-coated hues over the feeling of displacement. 


Kat Alyst received her BFA in Digital Media & Photography. She has contributed to many publications which some are but not limited to: Institute Magazine, Beautiful Decay Magazine, ART+DESIGN Magazine, Dark Beauty Magazine, Italian Vogue, Prime Magazine, Picton Magazine, LYUN Magazine, Beautymute Magazine, GMARO Magazine, Féroce Magazine, and many more.

pronounced: /ˈkad(ə)ləst/

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