Kisa Kavass was born in Adelaide, South Australia to parents with deep roots in their Latvian and Russian Heritage. At the age of five her family relocated to the United States and spent time exploring the various regions before finally settling down in Nashville, Tennessee. Their travels imparted in her an intense curiosity about the world and a fascination with nature. Kisa obtained degrees in both English and Art History from Vanderbilt University. Her passion for creating and art led her to photography and she has worked as a professional photographer for over twenty years specializing in portraiture and fine art photography. She has taught workshops on bookmaking, oil hand tinting and alternative Polaroid film processes. Her fine art work has been featured in magazines and literary journals and she has had photographs selected for many group and solo shows across the United States.