kiki slaughter grew up in charlottesville, va and studied painting at the university of virginia. she lives in atlanta and her studio is a 377 square foot industrial space at the goats farm arts center. she pours, scrapes, layers and otherwise manipulates paint on the canvas to create works that are rich in both color and texture. kiki is also very inspired by her visual surroundings. she strives to interpret and record her impressions of the world around her through her use of color and texture. although her works are entirely abstract, each piece maintains subtle characteristics from its source of inspiration. in 2012 she was named a southern tastemaker by garden & gun magazine.