News – Kathy Aoki

Artist Residency at Kala
Artist Residency at Kala

I am enjoying a Parent Residency Award this month at Kala Art Institute in Berkeley. It’s been wonderful to return to Kala after more than 20 years (I was a fellow in the mid-90’s). I’m excited to take advantage of their large etching presses, digital facilities, and photopolymer plate maker. Please reach out to me if you would like to see what I’m working on or check out my recent instagram posts.

Photo by Tara Tucker.

Kathy at a worktable at Kala
Kathy Aoki named Director’s Circle Artist at New Museum Los Gatos
Kathy Aoki named Director’s Circle Artist at New Museum Los Gatos

Makeup Myriorama (detail), photopolymer intaglio with watercolor, each scene 5 x 2.5 in, 2015 by Kathy Aoki

Kathy Aoki, Makeup Myriorama, photopolymer intaglio with watercolor. 

Kathy Aoki is this year’s Directors’ Circle Artist at the New Museum Los Gatos (NUMU). She has been commissioned to create an edition of unique intaglio prints, with one print given to each active member of the Director’s Circle and one entered into the museum’s collection. If you would are interested in joining NUMU’s Director Circle, please see the NUMU website.

Artist Residency at Kala
Thank you secret SECA nominator!

I was nominated to apply for the SECA Award! Founded in 1967, SECA (Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art) has awarded SF Bay Area artists an opportunity to exhibit at SFMOMA. I look forward to submitting my application in January. For more information about SECA, please visit the SFMOMA SECA webpage

Aoki seca nomination

Kathy Aoki named Director’s Circle Artist at New Museum Los Gatos
Animations in multi-disciplinary “Water Project” performance

My vector-based animations are featured in The Water Project, a multidisciplinary, dynamic investigation of water’s power, beauty, distribution, and commodification in a 50-minute program. Watch the full program here: https://vimeo.com/625022340/62167b0cb9

This collaborative performance project addresses the topic of “water” through original choral music, dance, acting, projections, and animation. David Popalisky (Dance, project lead), Kathy Aoki (Motion Graphics/Animation), Scot Hanna-Weir (Choral Music), Derek Duarte (Lighting/Projection), Barbara Murray (Costume Design), Jerald Enos (Set Design), Jeff Bracco (Playwriting/Directing), Iris Stewart-Frey (Environmental Science – consulting faculty: water cycle and supply), Ed Maurer (Civil Engineering – consulting faculty: water resources)