Collection: Kimberly LaVonne

Detroit, MI

Kimberly LaVonne is a ceramic artist who handbuilds forms adorned with graphic illustrations depicting parts of her Panamanian heritage, family, connection, and remembrance. She received her MFA from Indiana University (Bloomington) and her BFA from the University of Central Missouri (Warrensburg). Her works have been on exhibit both nationally and internationally. Some of these venues include Oliva Gallery (Chicago); the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts (San Angelo, TX); Kiosk Gallery (Kansas City, MO); Stamp Gallery (University of Maryland—College Park); and the Kápolna Galéria (Hungary). She has completed two artist residencies at the International Ceramics Studio in Kecskemét, Hungary, as well as a residency with the Charlotte Street Studio Foundation in Kansas City, Missouri. In 2016 she presented her work and research at the Death, Art, and Anatomy conference at the University of Winchester, UK. Ceramics Monthly awarded her as one of the Emerging Artists of 2020. In 2021, she was awarded as one of the recipients of the American Craft Council Emerging Artist Cohort program.