Born in Indiana, Kyra Schmidt is a visual artist currently based in Roanoke, Virginia. She received her Bachelors in Art at the University of Southern Indiana, and her M.F.A. in Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design. She is presently working with the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins University.
Kyra's artistic work examines how we represent or see the world through image, text, and technology. She works with both analog and digital photographic processes to transcribe imagery from intimate experiences with and within the world. Her work is deeply rooted in an interest in the ontology of the photographic medium, in the philosophy of aesthetics, and in the belief that the elimination of a sovereign point of view is a key element in preserving photography as a space for civil transformation.
Kyra has exhibited work nationally and internationally, with work in private and public collections. Some recent honors include her selection as a Critical Mass 2017 Top 50 Photographer, a print artist for Aint-Bad Magazine Issue No.13, and her 2019 residency at Banff Centre.