Kailee Bal is a painter who is soon to finish a Bachelors in Fine Arts degree enrolled at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. She grew up in Dundalk, Maryland surrounded by run down strip malls, converted townhouses, and schools or churches fabricated in the boom of the 60’s. By her teen years, she moved to Appalachia. West Virginia gave Kailee a striking visual contrast to her childhood outside of Baltimore. Through her time here, she has garnered a great fascination with the histories held within a landscape. These histories—and their visual representation—are what ultimately fuel not only the work she makes as an artist but also her interpretation of the world and desire to unfold hidden facets of the space she inhabits. You can find more of her works on her website at https://kaileebal.wixsite.com/kailee-bal and find her on Instagram @kaileebalart.