Cayla Skillin-Brauchle believes art has the capacity to allow us to envision and practice life meaningfully. Her drawings, prints, zines, installations and performance art have been exhibited internationally in museums, galleries, non-profit art spaces, in nature, on the street, and at house parties. Her current work explores data, cooperation, fun, and personal experience as ways to navigate our complicated political environment.
Cayla's work as an artist and educator has been recognized through a Fulbright-Nehru Fellowship to India, the Cress Award for Faculty Research from Willamette University, and a Mellon Foundation ‘Liberal Arts Research Collaboration’ grant focused on connections between Studio Art and Mathematics. Awarded residencies include the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, PLAYA, The Hambidge Center for the Arts, and Hannahers Print Center at The Plains Art Museum, amongst others.
In 2018 Danielle Wyckoff and Cayla Skillin-Brauchle started an arts and advocacy project, Reproductive Media, which is a practical and radical resource for issues of family, sex, and gender in art and academic spaces. Since it's inception Reproductive Media has run listening sessions, workshops, and trainings supported by a series of advocacy materials specific to the arts field. In 2021 they were awarded an inaugural Steelcase Equity in Education Fellowship.
Cayla earned a BA from Beloit College and her MFA from Ohio University. Skillin-Brauchle lives and works in Salem, Oregon where she is Associate Professor of Art at Willamette University.
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