Kaliisa is an artist inspired by the wonder of nature, color, and light. She loves to travel, exploring new places. Her artwork has been exhibited at The de Young Museum, Pacific Film Archives, Artist Television Access, and Avante Garde Los Angeles.
Kaliisa explores her fascination with the natural world, and her creativity is enriched by eastern practices including meditation and yoga. Kaliisa is influenced by her experiences at sacred temples in Japan, traditional shaman rituals, and ancient sites like the Teotihuacan pyramids of the sun and moon near Mexico City.
Kaliisa grew up in the emerald city of Eugene, Oregon and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honors from California College of the Arts, specializing in new media and photography. She has lived along the west coast in cities Portland, San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles, and Palm Springs.