Kayla Story was born on a military base somewhere on the west coast of the US and has since lived all over the world, constantly never stopping. Her work is an ambition to understand the human emotional experience, focusing on the complexity our of individual perception and its effects on our relationships to people, place, and the construction of self. She received a BFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago in 2011 where she was a presidential scholar and purchase award recipient. Currently working as a photography assistant in Madison, WI she is also an MFA candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a concentration on photography and installation, and has been awarded a teaching assistantship for the 2018/2019 academic year. Recently she has also been awarded two scholarships to summer programs on the photographic portrait at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado for 2015 and 2017. Her work has been reviewed and exhibited by Aint-Bad, Wally Douma Student Art Gallery, Indestructible Energy Zine (London, UK), and Slideluck (Austin, TX).