Keiko Kamata (b. 1974) is a printmaker whose work captures the uninterrupted experience of color and form. Her monoprints build complexity and depth with layered transparent inks, creating images that cannot be easily deciphered and prolong the act of looking. Keiko's works have been exhibited most 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. Keiko received her BA in Education from ICU (Tokyo, Japan) and MFA in Printmaking from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
For the Spring 2019 Affordable Art Fair, Uprise Art shares new abstract works from Carrie Crawford, Keiko Kamata, and Scott Sueme that incorporate colors and shapes from everyday experience and the natural world in energetic interactions.
- Keiko KamataGreenville, South CarolinaArtist Page
- Scott SuemeVancouver, CanadaArtist Page
Scott Sueme (b. 1986) is a Canadian artist raised in Vancouver, BC, on the unceded traditional territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. Scott attended Emily Carr University of Art + Design in 2006, and has since worked in many fields including fine art, graphic design and large-scale wall paintings. Scott has exhibited throughout Canada, as well as internationally, including New York, San Francisco, Miami and Cape Town. Recent exhibitions include ‘Building Buildings’ at Mayberry Fine Art in Winnipeg (2020) and ‘Intercepting the Nature of Colour and Form’ (2020) at Gallery Jones in Vancouver.Scott’s paintings are rooted in an exploration of materiality – principally, the quality and perception of color. In his work, color manifests as an abstraction of various elements of life, interacting to recall memories, capture the passage of time or connect with the subconscious. Scott’s hard-edge painting techniques create a subtlety of depth that reveals a new resonance to color and an admission of the human hand. This “imperfect” process of making speaks to a nostalgia and authenticity – an honoring of the handmade. Through an intimacy of material interaction, Scott’s works act as small records of larger lived experiences and a conversational catalogue of human imprints.
- Carrie CrawfordPetaluma, CAArtist Page
Carrie Crawford (b. 1969) is a painter and textile artist working with indigo and other natural dyes. Her organic shapes result from a series of dips into various vats of wild-crafted and handmade dye. Inspired in part by raw landscape and felt experience, her work attempts to link land and body through earthen materials. She resides in Petaluma, CA with her family.