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Kimberly Barnes is a multimedia artist. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Kinetic Imaging from the Virginia Commonwealth University and her Master of Fine Arts at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University with a concentration on sound installation, experimental animation, and video.

Kimberly is greatly invested in building a connection between the arts and the community, regardless of background. Her work examines the complexities of mental illness within the black community along with its relationship with black identity and double consciousness in America. Kimberly’s work also encompasses the symbiotic nature between negative and muted emotions, pairing surreal imagery or sound with the mundane.

Kimberly currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts.