Kimberly C. Gaines is an arts administrative professional with a background in visual art, arts education and development. An alumna of Howard University where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Communications with an emphasis in film and a minor in photography she also has a Master of Arts in Arts Management from Savannah College of Art and Design. Her educational and nonprofit experience includes media empowerment facilitation for various projects and workshops for youth with NBC 4, the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), various Smithsonian Museums, and the Black Women’s Roundtable.
Her photography and design work highlight various professional accomplishments including projects for the Museum of the African Diaspora’s permanent exhibition, work for the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery, a private exhibition at the American University Katzen Arts Center and the photo archives of Washington Express Newspaper and City Paper. She has been the lead designer on a number of projects including the African American Civil War Museum traveling exhibition.
Kimberly continues to work with youth bridging creative sciences of photography, film and graphic design; most recently, as a City Producer for the Inaugural High School 48 Hour Film Project and teaching artist for Project Create in Southeast DC. Kimberly is also a founding member of Parallel Film Collective based in Washington, DC. Most recently, She has also excitedly produced her first feature-length film Love Dot Com: The Social Experiment coming soon.