Kimberlea Bass, Artistry
Kimberlea Bass is a multidisciplinary artist based out of Fort Worth, Texas who has exhibited in galleries nationwide, has held a leadership role in The National Arts Education Association, and has been invited to be an artist in residence internationally. She received her BFA in Studio Art from Southern Methodist University. She then went on to run a professional photography business and became a K-12 arts coordinator and educator, each for a decade. Kimberlea is currently completing her MFA program at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Her body of work has consistently utilized photography as the basis for broad concepts within her collections. The history of photography is used to control the color palette, reference past memories, and the mechanical functions of photographic equipment and techniques such as printing with light. She uses collected ephemera to make the work become tactile pieces which take the form of sculptures, mobiles and collages. In Kimberlea’s most recent work she is using reclaimed photographs as a way to share ideas of fragmented memory. Experimentation, layering and materiality is the driving force behind each artwork.