Kibi Schultz was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and studied at Harvard University before going west in 1989 to study entomology and environmental sciences at the University of California, Berkeley. In 1992, Schultz relocated to Los Angeles, CA where she pursued her interest in fashion as both a photographer and a model. Returning to Boston in 1994 to further her fine art studies at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Schultz received Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree and Post Baccalaureate Diploma; while concurrently receiving her Bachelor in Fine Arts Education from Tufts University.
Kibi's work challenges the viewer to search for that which lies beneath the surface, the inconspicuous consumption of the very act of being human. Her work transcends the traditional boundaries of medium and is a meticulously executed examintation of the intersection of art, science, and sociology.
Schultz has most notably exhibited in Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, Institute of Contemporary Arts, National Center of Afro-American Artists, and the State House as well as galleries and events throughout the US and Europe. Her artwork has been awarded the Medici Traveling Scholar Award, New York Studios Fellowship, and LEF Grant among others. As Chair of the Arts and Design Committee for Truro, MA's Puma Park Playground, Schultz directed the creation of a new playground. Schultz maintains a passion for Public Art and social activism through creative practice and is currently receiving her MA in Applied Imagination in the Creative Industries at Central Saint Martins University, London, UK.