Byron Tenesaca is a visual artist currently living and working in Asheville, NC. After graduating from Western Carolina University in 2015 with a BFA in Studio Art and a BA in Spanish, Byron served as the Photography Artist-in-Residence at The Bascom in 2016 and 2017. His work has been exhibited regionally, including: The Bascom in Highlands, NC; Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN; WCU Fine Art Museum in Cullowhee, NC, and Specto Art Space in Bridgewater, VA.
Aside from working in the more traditional approach of documentary photography, Byron’s work also seeks to explore the personal documentation of the subconscious mind through the usage of traditional and digital collage, photography, and painting methods. His current work has led Byron to treat photography as an art of inclusion by digitally overlaying scanned images of found items, self-portraits, and drawings pertaining to and influenced by dreams, memories, and experiences from growing up in North Carolina and in the Andes mountains.