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Kimberly Callas

Kimberly Callas

Year of stay:2024

Kimberly Callas is a multi-media artist and figurative sculptor. Her artwork focuses on the concept of ecological self, and she is the lead artist for the Social Practice project, Discovering the Ecological Self. Callas sees the body as a part of the of the land, the piece of land we always inhabit. In her art, the body carries the markings and memories of place and become a map for new meaning making. As poet, David Whyte, says, “the human genius lives within the geography of the body and its conversation with the world. It is the meeting place between inheritance and horizon.” She often works collaboratively with individuals and organizations from a variety of fields, particularly poetry, biology, and ecology.

Her work has exhibited internationally and been recognized by various national and international grants and awards, including the Pollination Project Grant and an Urban Coast Institute Artist-in-Residence. In 2020, she received the 1st Place Award in Sculpture at the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club’s Annual Exhibit in New York City. She holds an MFA from the New York Academy of Art and a BFA from Stamps School of Art at the University of Michigan. Currently, she is an Associate Professor of Art at Monmouth University in the United States, with studios located in both Maine and New Jersey.