Full Artist's statement
Kim Llerena is a photographic artist currently based in Washington, D.C. She holds an MFA in Photographic & Electronic Media from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a BA in Journalism from New York University. She exhibits nationally in addition to serving as full-time faculty at American University. She was a 2019 top 100 winner in the Magenta Foundation Flash Forward Competition, a 2016 semifinalist in The Print Center’s 90th Annual International Competition in Philadelphia, and a 2014 finalist for the Trawick Prize in Bethesda. Her work often investigates our constructed relationship 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.