Kim Llerena is a nationally exhibiting photographic artist based in Miami, Florida. As full-time faculty at the University of Miami, Llerena is a Lecturer in the Department of Strategic Communication, where she teaches courses in photography, design, and visual communication.
Llerena holds an MFA in Photographic & Electronic Media from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and a BA in Journalism from New York University (NYU). Prior to relocating to Miami, she spent 7 years as a Lecturer in Film & Media Arts at American University in Washington, D.C. Her work has been shown widely and has garnered numerous awards and honors. She was a D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities Fellowship Program grantee in 2021, a Flash Forward Competition top 100 winner selected by The Magenta Foundation in 2019, and one of 100 photographers invited to participate in CENTER’s Review Santa Fe in 2019. Recent exhibitions include The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.; Candela Gallery, Richmond, VA; Academy Art Museum, Easton, MD; and 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL, among others. Her work investigates our constructed relationship to place and our methods of delineating terrain, territory, and private/public space.