Secret Sisters
12 x 18 inches

12 x 18 inches

12 x 18 inches

12 x 18 inches

About Kimberly Keys

As a self-taught artist and former educator, Kimberly Keys finds joy in sharing her artistic expressions while celebrating cultural awareness and diversity.

As an International artist, many of her portraits have been sought after in the U.S. as well as the U.K. and have been featured at the Honolulu Museum African American Film festival, displayed at various art gallery shows and auctioned at charity events.

Her portrait of First Lady “Michelle Obama” was included in a special exhibit at the Honolulu Hale created by the Obama Hawaiian Africana Museum in honor of our first African American President, Barack Obama. 

She recently won an award from the 2020 Windward Artist Guild Anniversary Gallery Show for Nelson Mandela.

Kimberly holds BA in psychology and an MBA from Chaminade University of Honolulu.

Keys2Art exhibits and participation:

1.  Honolulu NAACP MLK GALA Silent Charity Auction “President Obama” 2016,  President Obama’s/Martin Luther King 2017, “Premier Michelle Obama” 2018 

2.  SEH Sisters Empowering Hawaii~Hawaii’s foremost Empowerment Organization  Conference Exhibit 2016.  Honolulu Country Club.

3.  Honolulu Black Nurses Association Community Forum and Fashion Show Exhibit 2017

4. Hoomahulia Garden Gallery 58th Annual Windward Artist Guild Exhibit 2016 and 2017

5.  “Doris Miller” Tribute to Doris Miller 2016 Honolulu Country Club

6.  “Black History Gallery”  Youth Retreat 2017 Trinity Missionary Baptist Church Honolulu

7.  “Black History Gallery” Trinity Missionary Baptist Church Honolulu Juneteenth Cultural Workshop and Exhibit 2016 and 2017

8.  “Maya Angelou”, “Harriet Tubman”, “Andre Talley”, “Nina Simone”, “Paul Roberson” featured at Honolulu African American Film Festival 2016-present

9.  “Maya Angelou”, “Harriet Tubman”, “Rise”, “Sade”, “Michelle Obama” Featured at the Kahuku Public State Library as part of the 2020 Black History in Hawaii Series.

10.  “Sade” Portrait Hawaii Links “Denim and Diamonds” Silent Charity Auction 2016.   

11.  “Dr. Kathryn Waddell Katera” Portrait for Honolulu NAACP MLK Gala Lifetime Achievement award  2016

12.  Black History Celebration and luncheon 2016. Trinity Missionary Baptist Church Honolulu

13.  “Premier First Lady Obama” NAACP Dr.  MLK Jr.  Gala Silent Auction Jan 13, 2018 Dole Pineapple Cannery-Iwilei 6:00 P.M. Dec. 2017.   

14.  MLK Unity Rally Exhibit and Art Sale and children’s art workshop.  Jan 15, 2018 Kapiolani Park

15.  “Original President and First Lady Obama” portraits presented to the Barrack Obama Magnet Middle School Atlanta Georgia Jan. 2018

16.  “Andre Talley Portrait” Presented at the African American Film Festival and donated to the Honolulu Museum of art Feb 2018

17.  “Premier First Lady Obama” displayed at the “Legacy of President Obama’s” exhibit Honolulu City Hall March 2018.

18.  Hawaii Black Owned Business of Hawaii Expo 2018

19.  Pacific Ocean Chapter Blacks in Government Western Region Conference and Banquet Double Tree, Waikiki Hawaii 2019

20.  “Jazz Series Portraits featuring “Thelonious Monk”, “Dizzie Gillespie”, “Miles Davis” and “John Coltrane” at the Jazz Afro-Futurism –The Hub. Honolulu Hawaii June 2019

21.  Hawaii Links Hat Luncheon and Charity Auction Double Tree Waikiki Hawaii 2019

22. Windward Artist Guild Anniversary Online Show 2020 (2nd place award recipient for Nelson Mandela)

23. Kimberly Keys Gallery featured at 62 West West Virginia opening exhibit for 2021 titled “Cultural Collections”. 2/2021