Devon McKnight hails from North Carolina where she studied Painting at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She traveled to California seeking a new landscape and completed her Masters of Fine Art at San Jose State University. McKnight’s work has been shown throughout the United States and internationally. Her practice comes out of a history of formality, specifically within Painting and a desire to break apart or unmap the structures of our dysfunctional systems: social, artistic, political, educational. McKnight’s open process searches for honest, investigatory, and contradictory thought to help reconsider one’s position, relationships, and humanity. The work exists in various temporary forms, which she shows through traditional painting methods, installation and social contexts.