Mikayla Whitmore’s main interest focuses on photography and installation – in particular, the overlap between both fields, specifically the phantom realism of the photographic image to explore the elusiveness of place, time, and human memory. Her work explores the potential of the photographic format, searches for unconventional ways to present images, and deconstructing the built-up facades one can create a narrative form.

Whitmore was born in Las Vegas, Nevada in 1988. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where she graduated in 2010. She was selected as the Best Photographer in the city of Las Vegas by Desert Companion; she won a 3rd place distinction from Best of the West for a photo essay on the Mojave Desert. A Resident Artist at both the Cosmopolitan (2015) and the Neon Museum (2016), her work has appeared at Torrence Art Museum, CA, Humble Arts Foundation, NY, and in galleries across Las Vegas, including Donna Beam Gallery of Fine Art, Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, and the Contemporary Art Center. She currently lives and works in Las Vegas, Nevada.