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 MFA in Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design. She presently works at the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins University, and is an editorial assistant for Aint-Bad Magazine.
Kyra's artistic work examines how we represent or see the world through image, text, and technology. Through an exploration of old, new, and alternative methods, she attempts to transcribe the space between the sensation of being-in-the-world and our physical representations of it. Her work is deeply rooted in an interest in the ontology of the photographic medium, in the philosophy of aesthetics, and in the discontinuity between image, text, and meaning.
Kyra has exhibited 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.