Kimberly Iles

Kimberly D. Iles is a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honors, 1990. Her early professional career involved work in graphics design with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Vanderbilt University, and corporate design in the private sector. From 1995 to 2008 Ms. Iles owned and operated Ilesnet Design and provided design services for a variety of clients, including The White House, National Science Foundation, and IEEE Computer Society. Today, Iles’ fine arts career is highlighted by participation in international and national exhibitions and juried art shows.

Iles was inducted into the National Association of Women Artists in November 2012. She is professionally active in the Washington Project for the Arts, Washington Calligraphers Guild, Australian Society of Calligraphy, and Strathmore Artists.


The latest series of works on paper and canvas is motivated by current social, cultural, political and environmental issues. Those delicate balances that matter and connect us all. It is a multilayered, visual approach to conveying concurrent levels of complexity, just as they are experienced in real life.

In art, the exploration of power and freedom hopefully encourages open dialogue, action and positive change. Whereas much of my work is inspired by the concept of parallel universes -- the hypothetical set of multiple possible universes that together comprise everything that exists and can exist -- this series focuses on those relationships closer to home. Painting is my continuous search for compassion, self-awareness and truth.

I create mainly non-representational works in mixed media on canvas and paper. Artwork titles communicate general theme and intent. And I leave much to chance and personal interpretation.


The Sylvia Wald and Kim Po Art Gallery
National Association of Women Artists, Inc. "124th Annual Exhibition"
27 August - 28 September 2013
New York, NY

The Dennis & Phillip Ratner Museum
Invited Group Show "Six at the Ratner"
3 - 29 July 2013
Bethesda, MD

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
Art Bank Collection
January 2013
Washington, DC

National Association of Women Artists, Inc.
“Open Small Works Juried Exhibition”
6 - 28 February 2013
New York, NY

Yosemite Museum Gallery
“Yosemite Renaissance XXVIII” Semi-finalist
Yosemite National Park, CA

National Association of Women Artists, Inc.
“New Members’ Exhibition”
7 - 27 November 2012
New York, NY

National Association of Women Artists, Inc.
New Members' Induction Ceremony
New York, NY

(e)merge Art Fair DC
4 - 7 October 2012
Washington, DC

Vastu® Gallery
“Multiverse” Solo Exhibition
23 July - 23 September 2012
Washington, DC

Alexander Salazar Fine Art
“Easel Art Fair 2012”
27 August - 1 September 2012
San Diego, CA

The Mansion at Strathmore
“Viewpoint: 21st Annual Strathmore Artists Juried Exhibition”
24 March - 21 April 2012
Bethesda, MD

Elysée Fine Art
Santa Fe, New Mexico
September 2011 - Present

SmithKlein Gallery
Summer 2011
Boulder, CO 80302

Galleria d'Arte Mentana
“Orizzonti Contigui” Invited Exhibition
28 April - 18 May 2011
Florence, Italy

The Galleries at Quiet Waters
Washington Calligraphers Guild “35th Anniversary Juried Exhibition”
14 April - 5 June 2011
Annapolis, MD

Orchard Gallery
Invited Group Exhibition
6 January - 2 February 2011
Bethesda, MD

Orchard Gallery
Salon: 12 Local Artists
8 December - 4 January 2011
Bethesda, MD

Dragonfly Gallery
“New Directions” Juried Arts Show
16 September - 22 October 2010
Austin, TX

Orchard Gallery
“Vital Signs” Solo Exhibition
15 September - 5 October 2010
Bethesda, MD

Sewall-Belmont House and Museum
“La Femme: The Feminine Juried Exhibition"
June - September 2008
Washington, DC

Gulf Coast Museum of Art
Miniature Art Society of Florida
“The 33rd Annual International Miniature Juried Art Show”
20 January - 10 February 2008
Largo, FL

The Mansion at Strathmore
The Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers Society of Washington, DC: “The 74th Annual International Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature” 2007
Bethesda, MD

EXPO New Mexico
MasterWorks of New Mexico “Ninth Annual Juried Fine Art Show of 2007”
Albuquerque, NM


Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honors, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, June 1990


Fine Artist: Kimberly D. Iles
Germantown, MD; 01/2006 – Present

Founder and President: In Theory Communications, LLC
Germantown, MD; 02/2009 – 12/2010

Founder and President: Ilesnet Design
Germantown, MD; 07/1995 – 12/2007

Engineering Assistant: Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN; 07/1994 – 07/1995

Engineering Assistant: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, TN; 05/1991 – 07/1994

Graphic Designer: Begley Corporate
Knoxville, TN; 03/1990 – 04/1991

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