Kimberly Chiaris grew up with a love for all things creative and found a voice to express herself through photography. She received a BFA in Photography from the Kansas City Art Institute. She works with many forms of photographic art from analog to digital often using both to create her art. She works with digital imagery using photoshop to begin her process but often incorporates other materials such as encaustic wax, Japanese paper, cotton, silk, silver leaf, embroidery and more in her work. Working with Alternative Processes is especially satisfying to her as well as making books and 3 dimensional work. Exploring ideas around memory, ancestry, family and time are her passion.
She also loves to help people find their voice through the visual art process as well. She has taught workshops at universities, colleges and art centers, photography galleries, her own art studio, and even a recovery center for under age sex trafficked girls.
She has lived in beautiful Colorado for more than 20 years.