Kayle Nochomovitz is a creative writer and visual artist born in Cape Town, South Africa who has made New York City her home for the last twenty years. Before pursuing a career in literary arts, she worked as a professional portrait painter while raising a growing family which now includes five children. Nochomovitz's paintings have been exhibited in solo and group shows including the National Arts Club in New York City, The Gallery Upstairs in Great Neck, New York, and Sarah Bain Gallery in Anaheim, CA. Kayle Nochomovitz received a BA with honors from Brown University and graduated with distinction from The New York Studio School of Painting, Drawing and Sculpture. She currently teaches in the First-Year Writing Program at the City College of New York, where she is simultaneously pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing