Kimberly Balla's paintings are about a chemical process of approaching painting. She focuses on how the paint can move and change itself & how she can manipulate that change. Cilia-like protrusions radiate outwards into an ocean of liquid glazes. Swirling patterns of flowing paint & metallic pigment settle into a loosely controlled composition. A discovery & manipulation of a technique that captures a chemical process freezing it in time. In her process, she is primarily interested in experimentation in search of patterns and textures which are unique and unusual to her. Kimberly's technique is created using a blend of liquid painting mediums that chemically react to create unique patterns and contours throughout the paint surface. This process of glazing and manipulating the watery chemical layers assists in creating a deep otherworldly surface.


Western WA University, Bellingham, WA:

Bachelor of Fine Arts


Body of Work:

2011-12: Spherical Obsession (sold out) 

2013-15: A Chemical Attraction (available) 

2015-20: Cyclical Universe (available)

2017-current: Linear Delusions (available)  

2018-current: Voids of the Unknown (available) 

2020-current: Start From the End (available)

2021-current: Conciseness (available)

2022-current: Islands (available)