Kimberly Alifen


Previous Studies: Associate Degree in Fine Arts, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore, 2012

Current Studies: Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, NIU

Kimberly was born in Schaumburg, Ill. Her family moved to her parents’ home country, Indonesia, when she was in elementary school. After high school, Kimberly moved to Singapore to obtain her Associate Degree.

She is fluent in English and Indonesian, and also speaks some Mandarin. Summers are often spent in Indonesia with her parents, where she teaches, and is a gymnastics and conditioning coach. Kimberly credits gymnastics as the inspiration for her self-discipline, her goal-oriented drive, and the focus she employs in her art practice.

As a creator and lover of art, Kimberly draws and paints in many styles and uses a vast media variety: pastels, oils, watercolor, chalk, photography, etc. She is motivated by many subjects, but is most intrigued with the human figure. Kimberly’s art has been recognized numerous times:

2009: Indonesian Embassy Caricature Competition in Singapore, First Place

2011: Feature in Pocket Magazine, 3rd Issue, Singapore

Kimberly looks forward to combining her passion for exercise and conditioning with a career in kinesiology. She also has every intention to continue creating art. Goal setting is imperative for her and her ultimate goal consists of owning her own health and wellness center.

Advice for fellow students: “Get through it! Eat well, sleep well, and exercise!”

Personal Motto:

“What you think affects how you feel and perform. Training your brain is as important as training your body.”

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