Kim Pluskota (b. 1980, USA) has an M.F.A. in painting from Savannah College of Art and Design (USA). 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.

After spending a year overseas in Estonia (August 2017 to July 2018) gaining valuable teaching experience, working as an intern at an art museum, and completing a solo international art show, Pluskota has returned to southern Mississippi. She plans to pursue a teaching career in higher education and continue the development of her studio work.