Makayla Carlson

Makayla Carlson is an artist from Ogden, IA. She just recently received her Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Art from Grand View University in April of 2019. Makayla works primarily in mixed media paintings and in sculptures. Her body of work revolves around a symbiotic relationship between humans and nature. The intention of her work is to close the gap between humans and nature and she strives to do this by depicting common experiences that both nature and humans go through such as adaption, neglect, stagnation, and how the seasons affect them. To reinforce her endeavor of expressing a symbiotic relationship between humans and nature, she uses objects that are found in nature, never taken directly from the living source, with objects that are human made in her sculptures and mixed media pieces.

Makayla has exhibited her work in various places including the Introspections Senior Exhibition and Student Art Competition at Grand View University in Des Moines IA, the BraveArt Pop-Up Show at The Base in Des Moines, IA, the Art Walk in Ames, IA, the Artist of the Month Exhibition at Des Moines Area Community College in Boone, IA and at the Boone Local Art Show at McHose Park. in Boone, IA.

“Artists and scientists are both asking questions about the world, they’re just doing it in different ways”
Alex Braidwood
Director, Iowa Lakeside Lab Artists-in-Residence Program
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