At age two Kiki moved from the east coast to Taiwan with her family. She lived there until 15 when she moved back to the states. On her next journey she was off to Japan where she studied at Sophia University in Tokyo and apprenticed to Nakazato Taroemon, master potter in Karatsu, Japan. Kiki has a BFA in Art History from Beloit College, WI and a MFA from Painting Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA. In 2004 she began studying Chinese calligraphy.
Living in Seattle, now, Kiki is a member of the SOIL Artist Run Gallery and Teaches classes at Pratt Fine Arts Center. In addition to her active artist life Kiki starting beekeeping in 2010 joining the Puget Sound Beekeepers Association and raising her own hives on Vashon Island.
Currently Kiki lives in Seattle splitting her time between her and husband Tony’s Vashon Island home and their Sunny Arms loft in Georgetown.