Kieran Collins was born in Southern California and grew up in the coastal city of Newport Beach. She obtained her BA in Psychology, with an emphasis in Spanish from Amherst College, and her MFA from Academy of Art University, San Francisco. Her work has been shown regularly at Modern Eden Gallery in San Francisco, and abroad in Corciano, Italy, where she studied for a semester on a merit-based scholarship. Collins was selected for the juried Academy Spring Show for three consecutive years, and was awarded the Best of Show 2010 in the Small Works category. The artist currently lives and works in San Francisco.