Kayla Nichelle Jones
Kayla Nichelle Jones (b. 1999) is a working interdisciplinary artist based in Virginia. In 2022, she received an honorary BFA in Photography and Film at Virginia Commonwealth University. Faced with witnessing the reoccurrence of generational traumas as a child, Jones' work is unapologetically personal, drawing from family stories, her childhood experience and archival research.  Jones dives into the personal traumas she has experienced in her childhood with her father being an addict and incarcerated through image making and the use of archival photographs and documents. She utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to create images and sculptural works that hold space for reflection, transforming from mere things into precious objects. As well as creating text and audios of narration, conversations and interviews to help tell her story as well as tell the stories of the ones closest to her.

                                                                                                                            Photograph by Em White