Kimberly McKinnis is an artist, educator and curator originally from Southern California. She holds a BFA in studio art with a concentration in glass and an MFA in Exhibition Design both from the California State University in Fullerton, California. As member of the curatorial team Day Job Projects, she has been organizing exhibitions in and around Orange County since 2012. Recently she has returned to making her own artwork which focuses on themes of identity, introspection, and exploring preconceived notions of beauty through symmetry. In her personal studio practice she utilizes a variety of media including silver, glass, video and performance. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including in publications such as the annual New Glass Review by the Corning Museum of Glass. She currently resides in Norfolk, Virginia and is currently an adjunct faculty member at Old Dominion University, The Governor's School for the Arts and is a member of the glass studio team at the Chrysler Museum of Art.