Kim Ennis was born in Saskatoon in 1956. Drawing and painting independently until 1980 he then became a protégé of the late W.H. Epp and worked mainly in bronze, stone and wood for the next two decades. In 2009 he completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting) with Great Distinction at the University of Saskatchewan. He then completed a Special Case Master of Arts in Art History in 2012, with his thesis, The Numinous Land, on spiritual aspects of Saskatchewan painting.
Kim on teaching: In my experience, the best teachers challenge their students to join them at the cutting edge of their own research, asking the questions that they themselves are seeking to answer, offering up their own ideas as possibilities and inviting collaboration. This mutual teaching and learning situation demands flexibility on the part of both teacher and students, so that all are free to change their minds and their practices as the new realities emerge. There is an element of unpredictability, and therefore risk for everyone.