Kallie Cheves is a mother, artist, and teacher, earning her BA in Studio Art from Trinity University and her MFA in Studio Art from UTSA. She has exhibited her artwork throughout Texas, nationally, and in Cork, Ireland. Her artwork involves photographic installations that hold deep roots in surrealism.
With six years of education experience, Cheves has taught a variety of courses and age levels. She has been an adjunct professor at UTSA, Trinity University, and the Baptist University of the Americas. She also taught art for pre-k through 3rd graders in San Antonio and now teaches at Capt. Mark T. Voss Middle School in Bergheim, teaching Art 1, 2, and 3.
Though her work, Cheves investigates the intrinsic nature and gravity of norms subscribed from parent to child. Exploring nuclear relationships, she focuses on the cyclical influence we carry as parents, who were once children, now filtering through the elements of domesticity that have been bequeathed by generations of guidance. Her narratives shine light to the intimate, unspoken moments between people, questioning the roles we actively play within our networks.
What we remember is vital to the way we develop our identity, especially as we relate ourselves to others. Cheves’ work functions similarly in its physical construction of several moments into one collected event, mimicking the way experiences are perceived and how a memory is built. These neo-baroque collages actively reject the traditional, four-sided frame who c