Born in Hollywood and raised in North Carolina, Kimberly Kyser graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. in Art History. She then studied at the Parson’s School of Design, New York, and later earned a B.F.A. in painting at the Atlanta College of Art (now SCAD).
After a career in the fine arts with exhibitions in the Southeast and works in private and public collections in the US and abroad, Kyser opened Kimberly Kyser, Inc. to design and manufacture special occasion clothing. She received recognition 5 times in Women’s Wear Daily during the first 3 years of business. Kyser created a brand and retail shop recognized in Shopping On the Inside Track as one of the best women’s stores in America. She has 30 original pieces as part of the 20th century fashion design collection of the Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC.
In addition, Kyser has worked as style editor of a regional magazine, college-level lecturer, radio interviewer and wardrobe consultant.