Keiko Hara




1976                 M.F.A., Printmaking, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

1975                 M.A., Printmaking, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

1974                 B.F.A., Painting, Mississippi State University for Women, Columbus, MS

1966                 Painting, Oita-Kenritsu Art College, Oita, Japan

1964                 Painting and Drawing, Gendai Art School, Tokyo, Japan


2006–present  Emeritus Professor of Art, Whitman College

1985–2006      Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA

1980–1985      University of Wisconsin-River Falls, River Falls, WI

1978–1980      Carthage College, Kenosha, WI

Grants and Awards

2017                 Artist in Residence, Pilchuck Glass Summer Program, Stanwood, WA

2012                 Mokuhanga Innovative Artist-in-Residence for Mid-Career, Tokyo, Japan

2011                 Research Teaching Fellowship, Associated Kyoto Program (AKP), Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan

2008                 Public Art Commission, Regional Arts & Culture Council, Portland, OR

2006                 Public Art Commission, Washington State Arts Commission, Seattle, WA

2005                 The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, New York, NY

2001                 Invitational Public Art Grant, King County Art Commission, Seattle, WA

1999                 Northwest Academic Computing Consortium Grant (NWACC), Portland, OR

1997                 Perry Summer Research Grant, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA

                         Gellet Teaching Fellowship

                         Purchase Award, Portland Art Museum/Gilkey Center for Graphic Arts, Portland, OR

1994                 Fellowship Grant, Artist Trust, Seattle, WA

1991                 Purchase Award, Oita Art College, Oita, Japan

1989                 Artist-in-Residence at Centrum, Pacific Rim Cultural Connection Project, Washington State, Centennial Commission, Olympia, WA

1987                 Research Teaching Fellowship, Associated Kyoto Program (AKP), Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan

1984                 Selection Award, Philadelphia Print Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA

1983                 Artist-in-Residence Grant, Artpark, Lewiston, NY

1976                 First Prize, Michigan Print & Drawing Exhibition, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI

Selected Solo Exhibits

2020                 Keiko Hara—Recent Mokuhanga Print Work, Art Collective, Walla Walla, WA

2017                 Keiko HaraMokuhanga Print Work, Sammamish City Hall Gallery, Sammamish, WA

                         Keiko HaraRecent Paintings, Prints and Glass, Foundry Vineyards Gallery, Walla Walla, WA

2016                 Keiko HaraTopophilia Ma and Ki · Installation and Works on Paper  - Memory, Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY

2015                 Keiko Hara—Verse Ma and Ki - Memory, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL

2014                 Keiko Hara—Topophilia Ma and Ki · Installation, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL

2013                 Keiko Hara—Topophilia Ma and Ki, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL                        

                         Keiko Hara Prints 1981–2013, Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, Bainbridge Island, WA

                         Keiko Hara Prints 1981–2013, Pendleton Center for the Arts, Pendleton, OR

2012                 Work of Keiko Hara, Olympia Center, Chicago, IL

2011                 Keiko Hara—Works on Canvas and Paper and Installation, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL

2010                 Verses—Reflected and Reflecting, Public Art at the City Archives & Records Center, Portland, OR

2009                 Keiko Hara—New Work, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL

2008                 Verse in Sesshu, Cohju Contemporary Art, Kyoto, Japan

                         Keiko Hara—New Works on Canvas and Paper, Lorinda Knight Gallery, Spokane, WA

2007                 Topophilia Imbuing, American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, Washington, DC

                         Keiko Hara—New Paintings, Lorinda Knight Gallery, Spokane, WA

2006                 Keiko Hara—Verse Imbuing, The Walla Walla Foundry Gallery, Walla Walla, WA

                         Keiko Hara—Imbuing in Monet, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL

2005                 Keiko Hara—Verses from the Sea, Center for Arts and History, Lewis-Clark State College, Lewiston, ID

2004                 Keiko Hara—Seasons, The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, Spokane, WA

2003                 Keiko Hara—Painting and Works on Paper, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL

                         Keiko Hara—Works on Paper and Canvas, Perimeter Gallery, New York, NY

2002                 Keiko Hara—New Works, Lorinda Knight Gallery, Spokane, WA

2001                 Topophilia—Semaru Print Installation, Autzen Gallery, Portland State University, Portland, OR

                         Keiko Hara—Recent Works on Canvas, Paper and Glass, Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA

                         Keiko Hara—New Works, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL

2000                 Paintings and Works on Paper, Lorinda Knight Gallery, Spokane, WA

                         Topophilia—Semaru, Prichard Art Gallery, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID

1999                 Topophilia—Departing, Foster/White Gallery, Kirkland, WA

1998                 Verse—Semaru, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL

1997                 Topophilia—Hagoromo, Lorinda Knight Gallery, Spokane, WA

                         Topophilia—Sumida River, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR

1996                 Recent Works, Foster/White Gallery, Kirkland, WA

1995                 Topophilia III—Quilt Works, Museum of Art, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

                         Topophilia V—100 Gates, North Central Washington Museum Gallery, Wenatchee Valley College, Wenatchee, WA

                         Keiko Hara’s Recent Paintings and Prints, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL

1994                 Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL

                         Sheehan Gallery, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA

                         Topophilia—100 Gates, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA

1992                 Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL

1991                 Mid-Columbia Art Center, Kennewick, WA

1990                 Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL

                         The Gallery 3286, Mississippi State University for Women, Columbus, MI

1989                 The Gallery, Cornish School of Art, Seattle, WA

1987                 Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL

1985                 Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL

                         Sheehan Gallery, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA

1984                 Catherine G. Murphy Gallery, St. Paul, MN

1982–1983       Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL

1981                 Gallerie in Den Vierlander, Hamburg, West Germany

                         Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Art, Racine, WI

1976–1979       Bradley Galleries, Milwaukee, WI



Selected Group Exhibition

2019                Portrait: The Kentler Flatfiles in 58 Works, Curated by David Houston, Kentler Space, NY

Breaking Boundaries, International Mokuhanga Print Exhibition, Foundry Vineyards, WA

Biennial Artist Books Exhibition: Construction/Deconstruction, Bend Art Center, Bend, OR

2018                BAM Biennial 2018:BAM! Glasstastic, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA

Honoring Karen Johnson Boyd: Collecting In-Depth at Home and at RAM, Racine, WA

Thailand-Seattle Print Exchange, Seattle Central Community College Gallery, sponsored by the Seattle Print Arts

Pattern Play: Woodcut Print Invitational Exhibition, Constellation Studios, Lincoln, NE

Mokuhanga: Impressions Past and Present, Crowell and West Galleries, Feigenbaum Center for Visual Arts, Union College, Schenectady, NY

2017                Selection from the Kentler Flatfils New Additions, Kentler International Drawing Space in Brooklyn, NY

Mokuhanga Exhibition by Hara, Vollmer & Goto, Studio 7 Fine Arts, Donkey Mill Art Center, Hawaii

2016                “Mapping: Carte Blanche," Curated by Dita Amory, Curator of the Lehman Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art at Kentler Drawing Space in NY

Suitcase Art Exhibition, curated by Daniele Di Lodovico, 110 Gallery, Seattle, WA              

Bend, Fold, Mutilate: Paper Takes Shape, Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, Bainbridge Island, WA

2015                Nebulous: Abstract Works From RAM’s Collection, Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI.

From Artist’s Eye, Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA

Working in NYC Artists-705 Driggs Avenue, CCSU Art Galleries,  New Britain, CT.

WPC 50th Anniversary Biennial, Katzen Art Center, American University

Abstract American Mokuhanga, Sheehan Gallery at Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA

International Mokuhanga 2014 Conference, AIR Program Exhibition at 3331-Arts-CYD, Tokyo, Japan

Impression—Selection from Stewart & Stewart 1980–Present, Printer/Publisher of Fine Prints, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI

2013                Impression—Selection from Stewart & Stewart 1980–Present, Printer/Publisher of Fine Prints,  Gallery 72, Omaha, NE

Mokuhanga Exhibition, Cullom Gallery, Seattle, WA

2012                Mokuhanga Artist Residency Print Exhibition, MI-Lab Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2010                Someday My Prints Will Come: Wisconsin Printmakers in RAM’s Collection, Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Art, Racine, WI

Japanese Prints and Works on Paper, Thos. Moser Studio, New York, NY

Abstract Art, The Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL

2009                The Arts—A Celebration, The Anacortes Arts Festival at the Port Invitational Exhibition, Anacortes, WA

Love, Let Me Count the Ways—Washington Print Club 20th Biennial, American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, Washington, DC

2008                Border Crossings, Kyoto International Cultural Center, Kyoto, Japan

A Sense of Place, MAPC Print Conference Invitational Exhibition, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NB

Three Artists from Brooklyn, New York, Art Forum JARFO, Kyoto, Japan

2007                Visions, Selections from the James T. Dyke Collection of Contemporary Drawing, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR, and Naples Museum of Art, Naples, FL

In Circulation—Works on Paper, Luther W. Brady Art Gallery, The George Washington University, Washington, DC

Cultural Evolution and Diffusion, The Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, St. Joseph, MO

2006                Print Types, Ashford University, Clinton, IA

2005                East Meets West—The Contemporary Asian Aesthetic, Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI

2004                Cultural Evolution & Diffusion, Traveling exhibition, The Print Consortium, Kansas City, MO

Mixed Media Print Invitation, Seattle Art Museum, Rental Gallery, Seattle, WA

American Relief Prints, University Place Art Center, Lincoln, NE

Mark My Word—Text, Code and Literary Allusion, Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA

Impressions, Jundt Art Museum, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA

2003                New Prints 2003—Autumn, International Print Center New York, New York, NY

2002                Sensory Experience Portfolio, Southern Graphic Council Conference, New Orleans, LA

2001                Gallery Space, Bellevue Community College, Bellevue, WA

2000                Sumida River, Large installation work with text for the Northwest Book Fest 2000, Stadium Exhibition Center, Seattle, WA

1999                Japonisme and Japanese Printmaking, The George Washington University Dimock Gallery, Washington, DC

Contemporary Collaborations, Sheehan Gallery, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA

Graphica Creativa, International Print Exhibition 9th Print Triennial of the Jyvaskyla Art Museum, Jyvaskyla, Finland

1998                The Artist Trust Grant Recipient Exhibition, The Chase Gallery, Spokane, WA

Regional Women Printmakers, Kittredge Gallery, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA

Blue Mountain Artists, Three-person exhibition at the Simon Edwards Gallery, Yakima, WA

Japanese Contemporary Printmaker, Two-person exhibition, Atrium Gallery, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Contemporary American Prints, Addison/Ripley Fine Arts, Washington, DC

Color Print USA, National Invitational Print Portfolio exhibition in 50 U.S. States (the exhibition opened simultaneously in all 50 states),

University of Iowa Museum of  Art, Iowa City, IA

Japanese/American—The In Between, Art Gym, Marylhurst College, Portland, OR

1997                Northwest Experimental Printmakers, Marylhurst College Art Gym, Portland, OR

International Print Art Exhibition, Portland Art Museum,     Portland, OR

The Best of Chicago, Gallery V, Columbus, OH

Abstraction Painters, COCA, Seattle, WA

1996                Beyond the Rock Garden, The Wing Luke Asian Museum, Seattle, WA

1995                The National Print Art Invitational Exhibition, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR

Interior—The Idiosyncratic Art of Eastern Washington Idioms, Invitational exhibition, SeaFirst Gallery, Seattle, WA

1994                Graphic Legacy, The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC

Branden Walter Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1992                Art Exhibit, Auction of Mailboxes, The Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

One Illinois Center/Metropolitan Structure, Chicago, IL

Branden Walter Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1991                Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA

Centrum Print, King County, WA

Collaboration in Print—Stewart & Stewart Prints 1980–1990, The Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, MI

Landmark Editions—A Decade of Contemporary Prints, Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

1990                Works on Paper and Canvas—Multi-Cultural Perspectives, Governor’s Invitational Exhibition, WA State Capital Museum, Olympia, WA

1986–1988      Contemporary Screens, the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, travelling exhibit, organized by the Art Museum Association of America

1986                Outside Japan, Museum of Art, Pullman, WA

Works on Paper, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL

1985                The Print Club Selects, Philadelphia, PA

Off and On the Wall Dimensional Paper, State University of New York, New Paltz, NY, and  Pennsylvania State University, Middleton, PA

1984                Philadelphia 60th Print Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA

International Art Exposition, Chicago, IL

National Dimensional Paper Works, Baltimore, MD

Paper Works with Wood, Plum Gallery, Kingston, MD

1983                Wisconsin Painters and Print Exhibit, Madison Art Center, Madison, WI

Printed by Women, A National Exhibition of Prints and Photos by Women, The Port of History Museum at Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia, PA

1982                One of a Kind Printmaking USA, England

Electronic Art Exhibit, Honeywell Co., Minneapolis, MN

1981                Midwest Company Art, Pillsbury Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

1979                Philadelphia 55th Print Club Exhibit, Philadelphia, PA

18th Annual International Invitational Print Show, New York, NY

1978                Madison Invitational, Madison, WI

1977                Benjamin Galleries, Chicago, IL

1976                30th American Invitational & 20th National Print Show, Brooklyn Art Museum, Brooklyn, NY

Michigan Print and Drawing Show, Detroit, MI




2019                "Keiko Hara", Mokuhanga Impressions Past and Present, Visual Arts, Union College, NY

2018                "Keiko Hara", Singular and Serial, Contemporary Monotype and Monoprint by Karman/Rooney, Schiffer Publishing, PA

2017                "Keiko Hara Exhibit Opens" Marquee- Union Bulletin, Walla Walla, WA

2013                "Review: Keiko Hara/Perimeter Gallery," Chris Miller, New City Art, Chicago

                        “Art Exhibition Surpasses Language and Tradition,” Cecilia Garza, Bainbridge Island Review

2009                "Keiko Hara—Juxtaposition to the Character to Surface," Sylvia Krzystofek, Art Talk Chicago

2008                "Border Crossings—Painting for a New Era," Robert C. Morgan, Exhibition Essay, Kyoto International Community House and Cohju Contemporary Art Kyoto, Japan

2007                "Visions," Townsend Wolfe, Selections for the James T. Dyke Collection of Contemporary Drawings

                        "Keiko Hara—Sense of Place," Dorothea A. Dietrich, The American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

2006                "Keiko Hara’s Springtime, Shreds of Language," Robert C. Morgan, The Perimeter Gallery

                        "Keiko Hara at Perimeter Gallery," Alan Artner, Chicago Tribune

2005                "Keiko Hara Seasons," Lois Allan, Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture

2004                "Making Her Mark," Sheri Boggs, The Pacific Northwest Inlander

2003                "Keiko Hara at the Perimeter Gallery," Lisa Stein, ARTnews

                        "Critic’s Choice," Fred Camper, Chicago Reader

2001                "Reflecting Her Heritage," Andrea Palpant, Spokane Home & Life

2000                "The Art of Keiko Hara—Topophilia–Semaru," Gail Siegel, Prichard Art Gallery, University of Idaho

1999                "Print Inside, Graphica Creativa '99," Jukka Partanen, Head Curator, Jyvaskyla Art Museum, Finland

                        "Japonisme and Japanese Printmaking," Lenore D. Miller, Director, Luther Brady Art Museum, The George Washington University Galleries

1998                "Creating the In Between," D. K. Row, Sunday Oregonian Arts & Books

                        "Japanese American In Between," Terry Hopkins, Director, Art Gym Gallery, Marylhurst University

                        "Color Print USA," Mark Pascale, Chicago Art Institute

1997                "Contemporary Printmaker in the Northwest," Lois M. Allan, Craftsman House

1994                "Graphic Legacy," Susan Fisher Sterling, The National Museum of Women in the Arts

                        "No Discernible Path," Loly Anderson, ArtWeek

1992                "Keiko Hara," Peter Frank, Vision

                        "Keiko Hara—Topophilia," Alan G. Artner, Chicago Tribune

1986                “Contemporary Screens,” Virginia Fabbri Butera, San Francisco—Art Museum Association of America

1983                “Printed by Women,” Judith K. Brodsky and Ofelia Garcia, The Port of History Museum at Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia, PA

1976                “The 20th National Print Exhibition,” Gene Baro, Guest Curator, Print Collector Newsletter, NY



Selected Public Collections

Arkansas Arts Center, AR

Art Institute of Chicago, IL

ASU Art Collection, Temple, AZ

AT & T Co., Chicago, IL

Bellevue Art Museum, WA

Chapman & Cutler, Chicago, IL

Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Art, Racine, WI

Council House-Johnson Wax Company, Racine, WI

Cray Research Co., Minneapolis, MN

Detroit Institute of Art, MI

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

IBM Corporation, Chicago, IL

Jundt Art Museum, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA

King County Public Art Commission, Seattle, WA

Library of Congress, Washington, DC

MacMurray College, Jacksonville, IL

Marshall Field & Co., Chicago, IL

Microsoft Software Co., Seattle, WA

Milwaukee Art Museum, WI

Muskegon Museum of Art, MI

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, Spokane, WA

Oita Art College, Oita, Japan

Piper, Jaffrey & Hopwood Inc., Minneapolis, MN

Portland Art Museum/Gilkey Center for Graphic Arts, Portland, OR

Regional Arts & Culture Council, Portland, OR

Sony Co., Washington, DC

St. Paul Company, Minneapolis, MN

Tacoma Art Museum, WA

Vail Athletic Club, Vail, CO

Washington Art Consortium/Western Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

Washington State Art Commission’s Public Art Collection, WA

Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA

Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA

Yale New Haven Hospital, CT