Kim Collmer currently lives between Berlin and Cologne. She lectures on animation and media art and has taught in Germany and Chicago.
She earned her MFA and Post-Bacc from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She received her BA from the University of Washington with a dual major in Fine Arts and German Area Studies.
As a practicing artist she has exhibited her work and films worldwide, including White Columns, New York, the Arsenal in Berlin, and the Center on Contemporary Art in Seattle, with reviews published in the New York Times and the New Yorker magazine. Working with film, photography and sculpture, she focuses on landscapes both fantastical and real. Some of her landscape work deals with miniature synthetic environments, while her more recent work has used urban texture and form.