With the use of my own belongings and found objects, my goal is to convey the relationship between value and desire in the objects that we accumulate throughout our lives. In my efforts to understand the emotional attachment to physical objects I question where does necessity, leisure and usefulness lie. As a recovering a minimalist painter, I am attempting to display that aesthetic with my maximalist life style through archiving and cataloging. I create installations and different scenes to display the different ways of which humans care for what they deemed important. I want to bring attention the impulsive desire to buy things and the attachment to these possessions after they become ours. Bringing these kinds of objects into my practice gives critical thought to our everyday decisions. Value and choice are, in its most broad terms, what the work is about. My work is meant to convey how we shape our identities through tangible objects. I am interested in the importance with that specific thing once the owner associates it with a person, an event, a certain time in their lives and any sort of nostalgia in regards to its usefulness.
Kylie Farrell was born in Troy, New York, without any interest in Fine Art.
Farrell's art career started with her instant admission to Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, New York. Where she earned her Associate's degree in Fine Art- with specific training in Drawing, Painting, Photography and Gallery work.
To further her education, she transferred to Maine College of Art to achieve her Bachelor's degree in Painting.