Kimberly Harty was born in 1983 in St. Louis, Missouri. She received her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 2006. During her time at RISD she developed a course of study in the performance of glass making, and how it relates to the subsequent object. Through the use of video documentation she combines new media with materials to create installations which produce a physical experience for the viewer.
Kimberly has been fortunate to work for artists such as Jocelyne Prince, Joe Cariati, Deborah Czeresko and Jim Butler. She has been a scholarship student at Pilchuck Glass School in 2005 and 2007 and has also been named Emerging Artist by the Glass Art Society in 2007. She currently lives and works as an artist and educator in Chicago, Illinois.