Kasey McMahon is a conceptual and multimedia artist based in Los Angeles, California. Her work is driven by her own curiosity regarding our distinctly individual interactions with technology, the world and each other. She is fascinated by the elegant complexity that exists within and between the natural and technological realms: both intricate and untamed in their own ways.
Influenced as much by hardware stores and the monsters underneath her bed as by haute couture and fine art, Kasey believes imagination is a superpower we all possess and encourages the occasional sidestepping of grownup life to recall a child’s eager fascination with the mundane.
The effect of Kasey’s work is humorous and frequently disarming, highlighting the chasms we often create between ourselves, our environments and our machines. Drawing attention to the reverberations created by manipulation of either nature or technology, her work often fuses the two together and imbues the resulting creations with a lighthearted otherworldliness. By exploring our philosophical and ethical relationship with technology, and the ways we weave computing into daily activities, Kasey hopes to emphasize individual responsibility in the molding of our own realities, virtual or otherwise, and to quietly call attention to our environmental impact and displacement from nature.
She has exhibited in many alternative venues and West Coast galleries, including the San Francisco Exploratorium, SIGGRAPH, TEDxUSC and the Los Angeles Brewery ArtWalk. Her work has been covered in a variety of print and online publications including Popular Science, Wired, CNET and AdBusters. Kasey is also cofounder of the art collective known as Psycho Girlfriend, which focuses on the pins and needles of high fashion as seen through the fisheye distortion of comfort and repurposed materials.