What makes you believe in fantasies? It’s obviously an art that makes you bold enough to live a life with all possibilities. With art, everything seems possible, which is the major reason Kat Alyst chose to be an artist who lived her fictional world by capturing moments and creating surreal narratives as a photographer.
The Texas-based photographer Kat Alyst is the combination of a professional graphic designer and a creative photographer. A girl who spent her childhood suffering in this world could not accept her due to her weird looks and fictional thoughts. It was new for her to adopt these sufferings, but soon she realised how to tackle this kind of life when she got a camera. It was a day when she changed her life forever and shocked the world through her artistic mindset. A mindset where dreams are alive, and fiction is more powerful than reality.
She went to an art school to broaden her vision and got her Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts with a major focus on graphics design and a minor in photography. She luckily got scholarships due to her creative artwork and learnt more and more to fuel her passion for the art world.
Kat is always inspired by the stories and narratives to express through real-life experiences, stories and various colour palettes. She always aims to capture photographs where people can reflect on themselves and feel good and positive about life.
The Concept behind the Appealing Artwork
Her art is about spreading awareness of art with a fictional mindset and stories that seem impossible in real life. She put feelings from pain to glee in conceptual photoshoots and later featured in some famous magazines and media companies.
Recently, she connected with a famous art gallery in Los Angeles— The Shockboxx Gallery. She sold her new work there, and the gallery uploaded it on Artsy due to its appealing and catchy art vibes. She has also been featured in LA WEEKLY, V Magazine, ARTSY, VOGUE, NEW YORK WEEKLY, LA WIRE and so on.
Last year in 2021, she did her solo show “Someone is trying to tell you something” in LA Weekly, Los Angeles, CA.
She also had some group exhibitions, such as;
- No Man’s Land, yippee-ki-yay, Shockboxx Gallery, Hermosa Beach, CA
- Third person, B.J. Spoke Gallery, Huntington, NY
- Caught pink-handed, B.J. Spoke Gallery, Huntington, NY
- Sleep paralysis (reprise), B.J. Spoke Gallery, Huntington, NY
If you want to know more about Kat’s creative exhibitions, you can read about her other exhibitions here.
Glamourizing the Fashion Industry with Fame and Art
As an American citizen, Kat had a good experience in the fashion industry, where she met and worked with some famous art directors, models, photographers, directors, and makeup artists and grew her connections. She inspired them all through her surreal and unique ideas and concepts that she turned into the form of photographs.
Kat loves her job and works 24/7 to be more creative. She always aims to deliver artwork this world has never seen, and she proved it amazingly. She always keeps her eye broad on colour trends, runway trends, and the creativity connecting her to creative ideas and beauty in her artwork.
She Was Born to Mix Fiction & Reality
Kat believes in living the true life and considers it a major reason that sets everyone free and acts real. She doesn’t believe in competition but the artwork that can create some positive difference in society. She is a dreamer and thinks that dreams don’t waste your time and give you something larger than life if you start working on them.
She believes that success comes with real and true intentions. Our thoughts, words, acts, and beliefs have the power to change our life. She believes that power lives in human beings; all they need to unlock it is by following their passion and dreams.