Kidist Brhane is the proud mother of two daughters. Born in 1982, Kidist studied painting at Addis Ababa University Alle School of Fine Arts and Design. Her paintings walk a thin but comfortable line between realistic and semi-abstract, lending ethnic and decorative motives to the majority of her work.
Kidist presented her first solo exhibition at the Ethiopian National Museum. She has participated in a number of solo and group exhibitions in Ethiopia as well as abroad in Geneva, Switzerland.
Kidist is a founding and executive member of the Ethiopian Visual Artists
Association (EVAA). She is a current member and active participant of the Ethiopian Women Artists Association, as well as a member of the Association of Women in Business.