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 and has been exhibited nationally and internationally including in publications such as the, New Glass Review. She currently resides in Norfolk, Virginia and is participating in the resident artist program at Glass Wheel Studio.