Visual Artist based in Louisville, Kentucky
Kayla Bischoff is a visual artist based in Louisville, KY. Her paintings and mixed media artworks are characterized by playfully stylized figures, often with psychological undertones. After exhibiting a large body of work exploring the human figure and psyche, she is currently working on a series inspired by birds.
Bischoff's fourth solo show, Maskenfreiheit, exhibited at Galerie Hertz in the summer of 2020. This was her first solo exhibition in her hometown, Louisville, KY. Her previous solo shows include Cadiz, KY at the Janice Mason Art Museum, Jasper, IN at the Krempp Gallery, and the Saint Meinrad Archabbey Library Gallery in St. Meinrad, IN.
She has also exhibited her paintings in group exhibitions around the country such as Site:Brooklyn in Brooklyn, NY, The Studios of Key West in Key West, FL and the New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, in New Harmony, IN. In 2016 and 2019, she was a recipient of the Great Meadows Foundation Professional Artist Development Grants. She is currently represented as an artist by Galerie Hertz, and her studio is located at Art Sanctuary – both in Louisville, KY.
In addition to her art practice, Bischoff also works within her local arts community. She is the Public Relations and Engagement Coordinator at Louisville Visual Art. Prior to this, she has worked in the local arts scene in a variety of roles such as gallery manager, preparator, arts writer, and art instructor.
Bischoff graduated magna cum laude from Bellarmine University with a BA in Art: Painting Emphasis in 2014. In 2015, she received a scholarship to continue her contemporary painting studies at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. She is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Arts Administration from the University of Kentucky.