Kyah Probst, 21, is a multi-disciplinary, disabled artist based in Madison, WI. Her art is focused on processes of art-making, self-reflection, and often time marvels at the idea of transformation. Around the age of 15, Kyah began developing a highly unique way of processing art. First, Kyah uses a medley of traditional mediums (usually watercolor, acrylic, ink), layers several paintings on top of each other in Adobe Photoshop, and surgically adds features from a variety of work. Eventually, these designs become meld into intricate, digitally altered works of art to be printed on a variety of media. In 2018, she was named one of 15 Emerging Young Artists through VSA and The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. Additionally, Kyah’s artwork has been featured in the Department of Education (2016) for the “Yo Soy…Je suis…I am” international exhibit, the 2020 Synergy exhibit in Milwaukee, and has previously been on a year-long, nationally touring exhibit. Pieces from Kyah’s most successful collection of artwork—the “Pareidolia Collection”—can be found HERE.
Kyah’s most current project is a hand-drawn, interactive adult coloring book called “Body Space: The Mind and Body Adult Coloring Book.” Featuring 31 designs for use over 3 months, each page includes a diverse array of nature-themed characters, one “emotive color key,” one emotional journal, and access to a four-track, guided meditation. The book is meant to be a self-soothing “visual-emotional journal,” created during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. The project gets to the roots of her ideas about the interplay between art-making and self-reflection, but this time invites others to utilize her work to perpetuate transformation in their own lives. Set to release in September 2021. You can read more about the Body Space technique, view the Body Space trailer, and read more about Kyah’s customer discovery and Canvas Business Model HERE.
Outside of her artwork, Kyah has been shooting dSLR photography since age ten. Kyah has photographed catalogues for Kokoro—a Roman boutique in Trastevere, Italy—events such as UW-Milkwaukee’s 2019 TEDx conference, the menu for Sweetie Cup Thai Cafe in St. Louis, and countless seniors and families. Examples of her hobbyist work can be found under the “photography” tab at kyahprobst.com.
Kyah’s other bodies of work encompass an eclectic body of writing, traveling, and education. Her most recent writings include a project known as “A Homeschool Exploration“—where she has taken half a dozen interviews from homeschoolers across St. Louis and turned them into a series of descriptive essays—in order to help readers understand the true eclectic nature and practices of homeschooling in Missouri. In “The Travel Masterpost,” you can find all of Kyah’s traveling experiences consolidated into one masterpost.
Business inquiries: Keprobst7@gmail.com