Kallie Cheves is an artist who lives and works in San Antonio. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Trinity University in Studio Art, majoring in photography and minoring in new media. Cheves received her Master of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art from the University of Texas at San Antonio, where she also taught introductory photography. She is the recipient of multiple awards, including the Ireland Triskel 40 Photo Prize, the Eyes Got It! Finalist, the Art Guys Endowment, the UTSA Graduate Student Teaching Scholarship, the Keith Carter Student Scholarship, the SWARM Photohive Award, MFA Presidential Scholarship Award, and the James E. Flinn Graduate in Photography Scholarship. She has worked as a gallery assistant and marketing director at Art SA Gallery and the visual display coordinator at Anthropologie. Cheves is now an art teacher at SAISD's Steele Montessori Academy. She has exhibited extensively in Texas, nationally, and internationally. Cheves' work involves photographic installations that have deep roots in surrealism, the decadent excess of vanitas still life, and the neo-baroque illusionistic view of the frame. Her most recent work studies psyche and identity relationships of the self during pregnancy and postpartum, as they abstractly swell and shrink.