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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 explores various modes of mark making and signification and frequently examines dual implications of the photographic medium, including memory and aspiration, translation and description, and art and snapshot.