Born in Wainwright,
Alberta, Canada, Kiley Granberg grew up spending much of her time exploring the outdoors and creating art. She was always
encouraged to choose paths in life that fulfilled her emotionally and spiritually. Her passion for art led her to Red Deer
College where she received her Visual Arts diploma. She continued studies at the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary,
Alberta, and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Jewellery and Metals.
Kiley’s work has been displayed in various galleries
and museums throughout Alberta and is also represented in multiple private collections. She has received numerous
awards including first place in the ACAD Gem Event competition, the Jason Lang scholarship, the Jewellery and Metals Technical
Merit Prize, and the Ian Cook Art Travel Scholarship. She has been published in several magazines around the world and is one
of several artists to be published in the book titled 500 Wedding Rings, published by Lark Books. Kiley was
also announced as one of five finalists for the 2008 NICHE Awards in the fine jewllery category.
Involvement in groups, such as the Lettering
Arts Guild of Red Deer and the Society of North American Goldsmiths has kept her creatively motivated through exhibiting with
other artists and sharing in their successes.
In conjunction with art, adventure in the outdoors remains a major part of Kiley's
life. To be on the top of a mountain or riding her mountain bike is where she feels most alive. She strives
to portray these emotions through images and forms representing nature.
Similarly, the expression of love and respect for the environment is forefront in her art.
The manner in which she depicts elements found in nature encourages others to see their surroundings in new light. Preservation
and conservation are undertones found in much of her work; often represented through the untouched beauty of natural, organic