Artist Kallie Cheves is a contemporary photographer who lives and works in San Antonio. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Trinity University in Studio Art, majoring in photography and minoring in new media. Cheves received her Master of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Cheves is now an art teacher at SAISD's Steele Montessori Academy, teaching Pre-K3 through 3rd graders. She has exhibited extensively in Texas, nationally, and internationally. Cheves' work involves photographic installations that have deep roots in surrealism, the decadent excess of vanitas still life, and the neo-baroque illusionistic view of the frame. Her most recent work studies psyche and identity relationships of the self during pregnancy and postpartum, as they abstractly swell and shrink.