Kimberly Witham was born and raised in Wakefield, Rhode Island. She earned a BA in Art History from Duke University and an MFA in photography from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. Her photographs are strongly influenced by her studies in art history and her interest in the natural world. Since moving to New Jersey in 2006, her work has focused on the relationship between humans and wildlife. Her still life images include road kill animals, yard sale items, and flowers and fruit (often grown in Witham’s own garden). After working with road kill creatures for several years, Kimberly attended taxidermy school in 2013.
Her work has been featured in Color Magazine, PHOTO+, BLOW photo, The Photo Review, BLINK, Foto and Wired (online) and has been used as cover illustration for books in the US and France. She has won awards and grants including a fellowship at the Center for Emerging Visual Artists, an Honorable Mention for the Clarence John Laughlin Award and the Lindback Distinguished teaching award. Her work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions in the United States and abroad and is held in numerous private collections. Kimberly is represented by KLOMPCHING Gallery in Brooklyn, Soren Christensen Gallery in New Orleans, and Gallery Kayafas in Boston.