Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology, BSU (2004-2016)
United States Marine Corps (2000-2003)
Khara is an artist concentrating on the body, power dynamics, and the exploration of various aspects of defiance and compliance.
Her personal and intimate experiences strongly influence her fascination with bodily and psychological perseverance, especially when considering life transitions and survival. Her depictions of the human body correlate with her background in anthropology and self-experimentation, exploring change in the biological and philosophical in response to a wide variety of stressors. Heavily influenced by prehistory and the envisioning of ancient lifeways, her works manifest aspects of life, death and resurrection in contemporary time and moments, in effort to communicate a cyclic subspace, and transformative power through taboo, ritual and energy transfer.
Khara's interests include evolutionary medicine, feminist archeology, self-psychology, paleoethnobotany, biopower, micro-histories, livestock husbandry, rural life, mutualism, and the occult. She lives with her family in Idaho and is a frequent reader, observer, and collector of rare plants.