Kayleigh Nelson is an artist, costume designer and curator from the Bay Area, living in Portland, OR. With familiar household items and materials often discarded she creates installations and performances that isolate everyday sounds, gestures, and images. Nelson's performances often work with translating written language into movement forms, examining the trace of time on the body and constructing circuits for repetitive, generative motion. As a curator she is interested in bringing together unlikely combinations of art forms to create a necessary dialogue between contemporary practices. Nelson has exhibited and performed at numerous galleries and spaces in the Pacific Northwest. She is the director and curator at composition gallery in Portland, OR and has her BFA from Portland State University.