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About the Artist

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Keiko Kamata (b. 1974) seeks to capture the act of seeing colors and forms with minimal imposition of preconceptions. Her monoprints build complexity and depth with layered, transparent inks to create images that cannot be easily dissected but prolongs the act of looking. Her works have been exhibited notably at the International Print Center New York, the Honolulu Museum of Art, the Contemporary Museum in Hawaii, and the International Print Biennial in Bulgaria. Collections include the Williamsburg Art and Historical Center and the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. Kamata received her BA in Education from ICU (Tokyo, Japan) and MFA in Printmaking from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

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  • Meet
  • Keiko Kamata
  • Printmaker Keiko Kamata tells us about directness, working outside her comfort zone, and how ambiguity can inspire wonder.
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  • Inside the Studio
  • Visit with Keiko Kamata
  • Keiko Kamata shares her monotype printing process, along with ideas of visual experience and color, in her Greenville, SC studio.

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