mikayla vavreck-sindt ◌ she/they ◌ twin cities

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I speak through scraps of carefully pasted cut outs, intertwining thoughts and subjects, with thread and textiles, within layers upon layers of paint, graphite, ink; in contrasting textures, hidden meanings in visual texts, with dreamy and often delicate colors or moody and dramatic hues. My works are an experience, not often planned, but crafted upon a whim and refined throughout the process. I attempt to find balance through fluidity and rigidity in my manner of execution. Utilizing concepts and themes as the foundations of my work, I embellish these with reflections of myself, observations of the world, and inspirations of many before me to create the works that take form upon canvas, paper or other surface of my choosing.

current & upcoming events and exhibitions

showcasing at yellowbird cafe through 2/24


INTERWOVEN Project | Twin Cities Collage Collective | Prints available now
Panelist for Q&A with TC Queer Artists | Presented by Northern Starz Theater Company's 'The Laramie Project' | 25 years honoring Matthew Shepard

previous exhibitions

Welcome to the Aughts | April 2023-May 2023 @ Squirrel Haus Arts
Horrified II: Season of the Witch | Opening 10/20 @ Squirrel Haus Arts

Mikayla Rae (she/they) is a queer mixed media and fiber artist based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota, who works in the heart of the midway with visual artists with a range of disabilities at Interact Center for the Visual and Performing Arts as a Designated Coordinator. Mikayla has continued to create and develop their artistic flair since 2011 as they attended Creative Arts High School. Mikayla earned their Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Saint Catherine University, class of 2022.
A predominantly self-taught artist, Mikayla has found joy in creating with mixed media collages, beadwork, embroidery, and beyond.
They craft depictions of femininity with paper and pen, reflections of the world with bits of paper, and presents her imagination in a corporeal form. Mikayla has found inspiration in various aspects of life, including nature, the renaissance, romantic, and baroque art periods, queerness, fantasy, numerous aesthetics and subcultures, and societal phenomena, heavily influencing the work that she creates.