Kim Pluskota (b. 1980, USA) has an M.F.A. in painting from Savannah College of Art and Design (Savannah, GA). Her undergraduate studies in photography and graphic design created a formal and conceptual foundation for her B.F.A. in studio arts, leading to her pursuit of a graduate degree. Pluskota uses sculpture, painting, and various media to convey her ideas. She finds it important to create art that focuses on aesthetic beauty, abstraction, and whimsy in order to offer the viewer a reprieve from the stresses of everyday life. Nature, heritage, and memories are important themes in her work.
After spending a year overseas in Estonia (2017–2018) gaining valuable teaching experience, working as an intern at an art museum, and completing a solo art show, Pluskota is back at her current home and studio in southern Mississippi. While teaching as adjunct faculty at the University of Southern Mississippi, she continues to develop her work and pursue creative opportunities.