My work utilizes skin-like materials and recognizable motifs to rearrange the concept of home. Through elements of translucency, fragility and repetition, I investigate the idea that our homes and our identities are enmeshed within each other, as well as individually faceted: we create and discard them through a psychological process of growing and shedding skins. By utilizing repetitive processes and creating collections of subtly unique multiples, I aim to depict and memorialize this overlap between mental and physical space, and consider each piece a small monument, both personal and universal.
Skye Livingston is an interdisciplinary artist working with textiles, paper, and organic materials. She has received several awards for her work, including “Best of Show” in the Kansas City Art Institute’s 2012 BFA Exhibition (juried by artist Andres Serrano and director of the Nelson-Atkins Museum Julian Zugazagoitia). Her work is included in the collection of The Wichita Center for the Arts in Wichita, KS as well as numerous private collections. After completing the Charlotte Street Foundation Urban Culture Project studio residency, she spent two years traveling and attending different artist residencies across the country including the Artist in Residence program at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. She received her BFA in Fiber, and BA in Art History from the Kansas City Art Institute and is currently maintaining her studio practice in northern Wisconsin.