News – Kathy Aoki

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.

Thank you secret SECA nominator!
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:

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)

Aoki Artwork on display at deYoung Museum

I was pleased to present artwork at the deYoung Museum in San Francisco as part of the deYoung Open (October 10 – Jan 31, 2021 and online). My pieces Mansplaining and Patria, Potestas, Perpetua (Latin for “Unending Patriarchy) were two of 877 works selected from a pool of 11,514 pieces. The jurying panel included artists Mildred Howard, Hung Liu, and Enrique Chagoya, as well as four Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco curators-in-charge.

At right: Kathy Aoki’s Mansplaining and Patria, Potestas, Perpetua at the de Young.

"Patria Potestas Perpetua" and "Mansplaining" at the deYoung Open