Full Artist's statement
Kim Llerena exhibits nationally in addition to serving as full-time faculty at American University. She was a 2016 semifinalist in The Print Center’s 90th Annual International Competition in Philadelphia, a 2014 finalist for the Trawick Prize in Bethesda, and a 2013 semifinalist for the Sondheim Artscape Prize in Baltimore. Her work often investigates our constructed relationships to place and our methods of communicating within and about our physical surroundings. She is also particularly interested in the various dualities that characterize the photographic medium, including memory and aspiration, translation and description, art and snapshot.