Growing up on more than a few military bases, Kayla Story attempts to visually capture the human emotional experience, which she felt consistently disconnected from as a child and young adult. Much of her work focuses on the complexity and inconsistency of individual perception, memory, and the process of creating a story about who we are based on our experiences of people, places, and culture. She is an MFA candidate in the Art Department (expected graduation spring 2020) working in photography, printmaking, and installation. She currently teaches Intro to Digital Technologies in the Foundations Program of the Art Department and received a BFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago in 2011 where she was a presidential scholar and purchase award recipient. Recently, she has also been awarded three scholarships to summer workshops on the photographic portrait and storytelling at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado for 2015, 2017, and 2018. Her current stream of research and resulting body of work on the topic of fatherlessness has been supported by the Madison Arts Commission Grant as well as by the Overture Center for the Arts. Kayla’s work has also been reviewed and exhibited by Aint-Bad, Wally Douma Student Art Gallery (Minneapolis, MN), Indestructible Energy Zine (London, UK), Slideluck (Austin, TX), and Rum Magazine (Graz, Austria).