Kira Boyd Evans
Before she could even drive a car, Kira Evans would jump on her bike and suffer the blazing sun to ride to a local comic book store to grab the latest issue of Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine. Growing up in West Texas, this monthly look into New York sparked her interest in type, image, and art at a young age.
Using Interview, National Geographic, and Time magazine, Kira created decoupage collages on anything within reach, yogurt containers, small trash bins, and even her bedroom door.
After earning a degree in Advertising & Public Relations with a minor in Graphic Design from Texas Christian University, she studied Intercultural Communications at Oxford University in England.
Over the years, she has worked as a graphic designer, art director, creative producer, and strategist in Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC. Each stop along the way has widened her experience as well as allowed her to continue learning new skills such as printmaking, photography, and large-scale projections.
While working on an album cover for a jazz artist, Kira returned to creating collages, deploying the ephemera and materials that she has collected to create stunning new works.
Learning to work without a creative brief and a client has been a welcome challenge as I tilt my attention to fine art from design to commerce. With every piece I create, I get closer to finding my own voice. My work is abstractly made from analog cuttings from the best photographs from fashion magazines.
I gravitate to the pieces on the edge of the subject, the lighting, and the way when the piece is removed, it reveals its own ability to convey a mood and a sense of place. My works are about creating bold, cinematic abstract atmospheres that represent places I want to see and feel I want to feel. These pieces are analog, hand-cut papers, assembled, and photographed to make large printmaking possible.