Karlie King was born and raised in Saskatchewan. But she has spent much time in other parts of Canada and has travelled overseas. In her youth Karlie lived in Regina as well as a town called Turtleford, which is located in the northwest part of the province. She attended the University of Regina and obtained a B.A. with a double major in Religious Studies and Fine Arts. Her academic pursuits took her to Newfoundland in 2003, where she obtained a Master’s in Religious Studies, with a focus on spirituality and alternative medicine, and completed three years of a Ph.D. program in Folklore, with a focus on the traveling traditions of the Innu of Labrador. While in Newfoundland, Karlie continued to develop her artistic practice. She carried on her worked in ceramics, her primary medium while taking Fine Arts. Also, she developed a keen interest in textiles, knitting and rug hooking particularly. Her ceramic work has been exhibited at The Newfoundland Labrador Craft Council’s Gallery, Memorial University’s Second Space Gallery, as well as the artist run centre A1C, in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Further, she was an Artist-in-Resident at Terra Nova National Park in 2005. In 2009, Karlie returned to Saskatchewan, shortly after the birth of her first child, Sophie. She and her husband, Jay Kimball, moved into an old homestead house in Mervin, where they enjoy being new parents, gardening, creating art, renovating, and awaiting the birth of their second child. Karlie also enjoys being part of an Art Mentorship Program run by Chapel Gallery in North Battleford since it affords her the opportunity to learn about Digital Art/Video as well as network with other artists in the area.