Born and raised in Minnesota, Kiki went to art school for painting and drawing where she discovered the connection between art and makeup.
In 2009, Kiki moved to New York where she began working with her friends who were artists, stylists and photographers within the industry. Kiki developed her trade by assisting her makeup artist friends. This is where she met Diane Kendal, who she ended up working with for the next 4 years.
During this time Kiki mastered her skills; being on set and working on shows with fashion’s legendary artists enabled her to develop her sensitive approach to makeup which focuses on beautiful skin with painterly details.