Kimberly Braet is a junior fine arts major. Braet’s mediums of choice are clay and charcoal. Using these, she creates works inspired by feelings of vulnerability and human connection.
Outside of her fine arts major, Braet is a member of the arts committee for the Reflector and also interns at the Carlisle Arts Learning Center.
Braet truly found her zest for art after having “an awesome drawing teacher” in her freshman year of high school. The teacher set a strong base of foundational skills, which helped Braet to grow as an artist.
Though she shows incredible skill in her figure and life drawings, Braet is continuing to expand on her artistic skills at Shippensburg University. She is currently taking a printmaking class in which she is working on a print of a favorite childhood photo.
Braet has shown work at the Chambersburg Council for the Arts and had work published in the Reflector and the Spawning Pool collections on campus.
As a sophomore, Braet won an honorable mention and award for Best of Exhibition for her photography in the SU Student Juried Art Exhibition. The piece, titled “Rebirth,” was both an environmental and performative piece Braet captured for her sculpture class. It is also her personal favorite project.
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