Kat Lyons (b. 1991 in Louisville, Kentucky) lives and works in Sharon, Connecticut.
Kat Lyons’ practice explores the complexities of earthly life to question the limitations of human categorisation and understanding. Her compositions aim to transcend anthropocentric realities to welcome the natural world as a force of agential and moral significance. Presenting her subjects across various planes of existence, Lyons challenges normative frameworks of perception. Her theatrical vignettes of animals and insects are wrought with an eeriness that is indicative of the anxiety and grief materialised amongst non-humans living in the Anthropocene.
Lyons is currently focusing on a series that is reflective of her time spent living and working on a small livestock farm, where she explores the ritualism of production and labour of both the human and non-human inhabitants. Lyons completed a BFA at Virginia Commonwealth University. She attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2019) and the Shandaken Paint School (2020).