Kenyssa works with a precise visual language of imagery and materiality that are in constant metaphorical motion. Influenced by her father's documentation of her family and psycho-geography, she applies both to highlight themes of identity and spatial narratives. Her work functions as a cipher, purposefully concealing, to position the viewer in a state of flux to subvert the relationship of the privilege of viewership, infinite space, representation, and power. Using various forms of storytelling, she turns a mundane reality into obscurity, yet surreal that often has an extrasensory color palette that illuminates the tensions of opposites: fixed and mutable, disorderly and control while leaving the space and subject she’s documenting enigmatic and resisting fixity.
Kenyssa Evans is from Washington, DC, and now resides in Philadelphia, PA. She received her BFA in Photography and Digital Arts with a minor in Curatorial Studies from Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA (‘20).