kya lou is an artist born and raised in San Diego, California. In recent years, her craft has brought her to live and study in Los Angeles. 

Some of her influence includes coffee, Ernie Barnes paintings, Black/Afrikan Student Unions, The Boondocks, fans at Black churches, Outkast, Busta Rhymes, disk jockeys, Joonbug, hip hop being bigger than the government, Erykah Badu, Deborah Willis, her fathers home in Denmark, Tennessee, the L.A Rebellion, Queen Latifah, Martin Lawrence, Black entrepuenership, Terence Nance, Kwesi Abbensetts, chooped & screwed tapes,  Dave Chapelle, Barry Jenkins, Leimert Park, small black moleskine notebooks and incense.