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Kim Llerena is a visual artist currently based in Washington, D.C. She received her 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 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 frequently engages dualities of the photographic medium while examining various marks we make in the world – our constructed relationship to the landscape, objects we leave behind, descriptions both visual and verbal.