TalainaKor creates surreal and often macabre pieces of art utilizing photography andPhotoshop. Her roots are deep within the badlands of rural Arizona whereshe is able to journey into her imagination and create her unique style of artwithout distraction.  A self-taught artist, Kor’s expertise has itsorigins in YouTube tutorials and experimentation with non-traditional lightingdevices such as laptop screens, glow sticks, LEDs, and Christmas lights toreveal the images that she imagines.  The result is a series filled withrich colors that express the values of light and dark, giving the feeling thatthe images are radiating light rather than absorbing it.

Although each piece is very different, they make a cohesivewhole with the style of highly saturated colors and surreal themes. Throughthese works of art, she expresses her fascination with the physicality of thehuman body as well as the horror that is existence, which began with the deathof a close friend.

Kor has gained experience through her studies at the California College of the Arts and School of the Art Institute of Chicago and now resides in Arizona.

Making a Photo with Talaina Kor 


Northern Arizona Mountain Living MagazineJoy Beneath Darkness: The photographic works of Talaina Kor, March 1, 2019

FlagLive! Hues of life, loss and reality suspended: Talaina Kor’s ‘Color Study’, January 10, 2019

Voyage PhoenixMeet Talaina Kor, July 31, 2018

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