ABOUT

KEIKO HARA

EDUCATION

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

TEACHING

2006–Present

Professor of Art, Emerita, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA

1985–2006

Professor of Art, Chair of Art Dept.,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

2016

Public Art Commission, Washington State Arts Commission, Seattle, 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

2000

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

 2022

Keiko Hara: Four Decades of Paintings & Prints, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Washington State University, Pullman WA

2017

Keiko Hara—Mokuhanga Print Work, Sammamish City Hall Gallery, Sammamish, WA

Keiko Hara—Recent Paintings, Prints and Glass, Foundry Vineyards Gallery, Walla Walla, WA

2016

Keiko Hara—Topophilia 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 EXHIBITS

2022

Flatfile Gallery –Mokuhanga", Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY 2022"

 

2022

“Unique Impressions” International Monoprint & Monotype International” Davidson Galleries Galleres, Seattle WA

 

2021 – 2022

Mokuhanga and Sumi” Gallery Ami Kanoko, Oosaka, Japan

 

2021 – 2022

“Artworks Made of Multiple Elements", Racine Art Museum, Racine Wisconsin       

 

2021

Black and Blue Prints-Lily Press” Gallerie Myrtis, Baltimore MD

2021

“Music as Image and Metaphor”    The George Ohr Museum, Biloxi, Mississippi

2021

“Music as Image and Metaphor”    The Bartlett Center in Columbus, Georgia.

2020

Good Form, Decorum, And In The Manner: Portraits from the collections of Washington Print Club Members.  Curated by Tim Doud. American University Museum at Katzen Art Center, Washington DC

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

Border Crossings, Kyoto International Cultural Center, Kyoto, Japan

2008

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

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

2007

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

Print Types, Ashford University, Clinton, IA

2006

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

2005

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

2004

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

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

2003

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

2002

Gallery Space, Bellevue Community College, Bellevue, WA

2001

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

2000

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

1999

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

BIBLIOGRAPHY

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

PERMANENT COLLECTION:

PUBLIC SPACES

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

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, WSU, Pullman, WA

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

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

2017

Paper presentation, International Mokuhanga Conference at University of Hawai, Honolulu

Mokuhanga Workshop, International Mokuhanga Conference at Donkey Mill Art Center, Kona, Hawaii​

Satellite Program at Donkey Mill Art Center, Kona, Hawaii

Co-organized Mokuhanga Print Center Summer Studio Program, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA

2016

Panelist at SGCI Conference, Dynamic MIx: Japanese Woodblock in the U.S. Portland, OR  March 30 - April 2

Organized Summer workshops and events for the Mokuhanga Center 

2015

Co-founder of the Whitman College Mokuhanga Center ​

Juror, Artist Trust Fellowship