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Kris Mills received her B.A. in Fine Art from the University of California Davis and her M.F.A from the University of New Mexico. She has won numerous awards including the “Invitational Du Voyager Symposium Snow Sculpture Competition” (Winnipeg, Canada) “Fuzzy Logic” in Southern Exposure (San Francisco, CA), “Seen and Unseen” (Portales NM), The Friends of Art Award (Albuquerque NM), and The People’s Choice Award for “The Roads to Chaos” exhibit. (Albuquerque NM). She has also received numerous scholarships, fellowships, and residencies, including recognition from the Ansel Adams Center for Photography (San Francisco, CA), the Pasadena Art Center (Los Angeles, CA), and a Kohler Residency (Ashland, WI). A guest lecturer, she has presented at the School of Architecture in Fargo, ND, the Schneider Museum of Art in Ashland, OR, Sierra College in Rockland, California, New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM, the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM, and at the Kohler Arts Center in Wisconsin. Her solo and group exhibitions have appeared all over the country and Europe, in galleries and museums from the Harwood Art Center, (AC)2, the John Sommers Gallery, the UCD Arts and Craft Center Gallery, San Isidro Church, Magnifico Space, Donkey Gallery, 516 Arts, Sheri Crider Arts, The Red Door, the Industrial Steel Gallery/Cell Space, La Galerie 36, L’Espace Pereisc, Musee de L’Elysee, Musee de la Photographiy, NextMonet.com, Café Roma Gallery, Johnson Gallery, The Kimo, Southern Exposure, Niagara Arts Center, Artcite, The Matrix Gallery, Route 66 Gallery, East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse and the University of Alabama Gallery of Photography. She has also exhibited on walls, in windows, and even in a motel (“Dirty Weekend”) in Albuquerque. She is an adjunct lecturer at both the Central New Mexico Community College and the University of New Mexico, where she also runs the jewelry area of the sculpture department. Simultaneously, she worked for 26 years for the renowned artist Joel-Peter Witkin, building and painting sets, backdrops, and props for his photographs, which exhibit internationally.