Born 1983, Las Vegas, NV

Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA



2012            MFA. Claremont Graduate University. Claremont, CA

2009            BFA. University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, NV


Selected Exhibitions


Kitsch, Studio E Gallery. Seattle, WA


Anxiety, HVW8 Gallery. Los Angeles, CA

Rib Mountain, Five Car Garage, Santa Monica, CA (solo)

Material Culture, William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art, Thousand Oaks, CA

NADA Art Fair, Courtesy of Five Car Garage, New York, NY 

Synaesthesia, Five Car Garage. Santa Monica, CA

Some Americans & Some More, Curated by David Pagel. Peggy Phelps & East Gallery. Claremont Graduate University. Claremont, CA

Fresh StART Benefit Auction, Arena 1 Gallery. Santa Monica, CA


Bloody Red Sun of Fantastic LA, Curated by René-Julien Praz, PIASA, Paris, France

See Through, Presented by SOLAR LA, Elsie's Watch Repair, Hollywood, CA

Manifest American Mythic: Contemporary Art and the Old West. Torrance Art Museum. Torrance, CA


Stowaway. WEEKEND Space. Los Angeles, CA

Familiar Unfamiliar. Curated by Manual History Machines. Twentynine Palms, CA

Hostile Hospitality, Highland House, Upland, CA

HAUNT, Parlor West, Hollywood, CA, curated by Clifford Eberly


BIG MESS: Margaret Griffith, Kyla Hansen, Christian Tedeschi. Western Project. Los Angeles, CA

The 10th Circle: Curated by David Pagel. VAST Space Projects. Henderson, NV (catalogue)

The End and Shit. Kleven Contemporary. Las Vegas, NV

Tripod: Kyla Hansen & Dion Johnson. Curated by David Pagel. Peggy Phelps Gallery. Claremont Graduate University. Claremont, CA


GLAMFA: Greater Los Angeles Master of Fine Arts 2012. University of California, Long Beach. Long Beach, CA

BOOM: 2012 Southern California MFA Invitational Group Exhibition. Pacific Design Center. West Hollywood, CA

Line Dancing. Presented by 5790 Projects. RAID Projects. Los Angeles, CA

HEAP. Temple Ad Hoc. Los Angeles, CA

Heaps Street. MFA Thesis Exhibition. East Gallery. Claremont Graduate University. Claremont, CA (solo)


Circulate Exchange: Nugget & Gravy. New Wight Gallery. University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles. CA (catalogue)

Split Second Split. Gallery F2, Bergamot Station. Santa Monica, CA

Projections on Lake, City of Pasadena Public Arts Program. Pasadena, CA


Significantly Other. Sierra Arts Gallery. Reno, NV


Residencies, Grants & Awards

2016 Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Alternate Artist in Residence

2015 Montello Foundation Artist Residency, Montello NV

2012 Modern Painters Magazine’s “24 Artists to Watch in 2012”

2011 Albert B. Friedman Artist Grant,
 Claremont Graduate University


Publications & Catalogues


Bloody Red Sun of Fantastic LA, exhibition catalog, November 9, 2015. Print.

Artist Interview with Kyla Hansen, Maake Magazine. Issue 1. 2015. Print and online publication


The 10th Circle, exhibition catalogue, March 2 – April 13, 2013. VAST Space Projects. Smacksheets Publishing. 2013. Print

Baude, Dawn-Michelle, “The 10th Circle is a vibrant, thought-provoking triumph,” Las Vegas Weekly. Wed, Mar 6, 2013. Print

Peterson, Kristen, “Kyla Hansen’s ‘The End’ provides Kleven Contemporary with a fitting final chapter.” Las Vegas Weekly. Wed, Feb, 20, 2013. Print


“24 Artists to Watch in 2013.” (Cover) Modern Painters Magazine. December 2012. Print


Circulate, Exchange: Nugget & Gravy, exhibition catalogue, September 22 – October 6, 2013. New Wight Gallery, UCLA. 2013. Print