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THE ART OF KEIKO HARA

Keiko Hara's art carries a certain integrity that extends in many directions and holds many points of reference. Given her considerable breadth and technical expertise, the individual works reveal a remarkable fludity. Regardless of the medium – whether painting, sculpture, collage, printmakings, or her original mixed media installations – the complex layering of her images is often possessed with a startling beauty.

 

The complexity of Keiko Hara's visual world goes beyond the mundane banalities of the spectacle into the very core of life itself. Her art is about the tactility of things, their reference to nature, and how we perceive, feel and understand the universe that we inhabit.  

 

- Excerpt form Robert C. Morgan, New York City Art Critic and Curator

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INSTALLATIONS

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Topophilia—Red Shoes

 

“BAM Biennial 2018: BAM! Glasstastic”

 

Exhibited at Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA

Nov. 9, 2018 - April 14, 2019

Multi Media Installation w/ Mokuhanga Prints, Glass, and Sound

The glass portion of this installation began during a professional artist residency, June 2017 at Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, WA

with Jeff Wallin, artist's assistant, and was completed at FireArt Glass Studio in Portland, OR. 

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Topophilia-Ma and Ki • Memory

November 6- December 18, 2016

Exhibited at Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Keiko Hara

Recent Works in Painting, Print and Glass

August 4 - October 22, 2017

Walla Walla Foundry Vineyards Gallery

1111 Abadie St, Walla Walla, WA 99362

www.foundryvineyards.com (509) 529-0736

 

Keiko Hara

Mokuhanga Print Work, 1989 - present

October 16, 2017 - January 19, 2018

Opening Reception Thursday, November 9th

Sammamish City Hall Gallery

801 228th Avenue Southeast, Sammamish, WA, 98075

425-898-0660

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Image: Keiko Hara, Verse Ma and Ki-Space 1, Mixed media on Washi papper mounted on board, 40 x 80 inches, 2015

 

Keiko Hara

Verse Ma and Ki - Memory

 

Opening Reception   Friday, September 11th  5:00 - 8:00 pm

September 11 - October 30, 2015

 

Perimeter Gallery

210 West Superior Street Chicago, IL 60654  312/266-9473

 

INVITATIONAL EXHIBITIONS

BAM Biennial 2018: Glasstastic

Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA

Nov. 9, 2018 - April 14, 2019

Thailand-Seattle Print Exchange

Seattle Central Community College, Seattle, WA

Sponsored by the Seattle Print Arts

September 2018

Pattern Play: Woodcut Print Invitational Exhibition

Constellation Studios, Lincoln, NE

June 1 - July 31, 2018

Mokuhanga: Impressions Past and Present

Crowell and West Galleries, FCVA at Union College, Schenectady, NY

January 3 - March 13, 2018

Kentler International Drawing Space

353 Van Brunt Street, (Red Hook) Brooklyn, NY 11231

www.kentlergallery.org 

718-875-2098

 

 

PUBLIC ART

Keiko Hara is selected for

-The Public Artist Roster -

Washington State Arts Commissionfrom, 2019 to 2021

PERMANENT COLLECTION

Four Lithographs:

Verse - Space M I - M IV, 2006 

selected to be a part of the collection at the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Paper presentation, International Mokuhanga Conference at University of Hawai, Honolulu, 2017

Mokuhanga Workshop, International Mokuhanga Conference at Donkey Mill Art Center, Kona, Hawaii, 2017

Satellite Program at Donkey Mill Art Center, Kona, Hawaii, 2017

Co-organized Mokuhanga Print Center Summer Studio Program, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA, 2017

Panelist at SGCI Conference, Dynamic MIx: Japanese Woodblock in the U.S. Portland, OR  March 30 - April 2, 2016

Organized Summer workshops and events for the Mokuhanga Center, 2016

Co-founder of the Whitman College Mokuhanga Center, 2015 

Juror, Artist Trust Fellowship, 2015