A R T I S T
Kendra Gaten, 25 years old, is a visual artist born and raised in Memphis, Tn. She explore her artistic skills in numerous mediums, but painting and designing is what she loves most. She is creating her voice as an artist through bold contrast, colors, shapes, and patterns. Some of her favorite artists are Kehinde Wiley, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Chuck Close, and Kara Walker.
Drawing fashion sketches since the age of seven, Kendra has always been inspired by design as an art form. Now, the love has develop over into accessory design. Her designs are influenced by simple, unique, and chic looks. A few of her favorite accessory designers are Deondra Jeree, Micheal Kors, Steve Madden, and Betsy Johnson, She has been hard at work developing her own style in handmade designs for her accessory brand, "K. ACCESS by K△." Her accessory collection will be available in "SHOP" soon.
Kendra is currently majoring in Art Education. Her passion to use all arts as a foundation for teaching and enhancing core subjects to students through art based projects. Also, Kendra is inspired to continue her education in design and Arts Administration. Her dreams are to started a non-profit (or academy) focus on empowering youth with talents in the arts, own a gallery, host events, and partner with other art organizations/colleges.