Résumé


CURRENT EXHIBITION

2017 June Solo Show: Monument In Memory: Abstract Alaskan Way, Soil Gallery, Seattle WA


EXHIBITION RECORD

SOLO SHOWS

2016 August Solo Show: New Work, Calypte Gallery, Seattle WA

2015-2016 Masons' Happy Hour: New Paintings, curated by Jerry Garcia, The Ledge at Olson Kundig Architects, Seattle WA

2015 On the Stove, Soil Gallery, Seattle WA

2014 Formalist's Agony, Prole Drift, Seattle, WA

2013 Maker Leisure Pleasure Seeker, Backspace Gallery, Peoria IL

2013 Knit N' Paintin', Soil Gallery, Seattle WA

2010 knit_art_history, 4culture, Seattle, WA

2006 Topology, SOIL Gallery, Seattle, WA


GROUP SHOWS

2017 Feb SOIL Members Exhibition, Tiger Strikes Asteroid Gallery, Philadelphia PA

2016 Dec American Painting Today, curated by Matthew Offenbacher, the old Value Village, Seattle, WA

2016 Dec Kitsch, curated by Kelsey Siegert and MAAKE magazine, studio e gallery, Seattle, WA

2016 Dec SOIL at the Satellite Art Show, curated by Alex Paik, Miami Beach FL

2016 September Pivot Art & Culture, Neddy Exhibition Finalists Seattle WA

2016 Sep Two Person Show: Two Pauls, SAD Gallery, Seattle WA

2016 July Group Show: Boom: Changing Seattle, curated by Susan Surface, Center for Architecture and Design, Seattle WA

2016 August 4-28 Group Show, Out of Sight, Seattle WA

2016 June Art Beasties Collective - Time Difference Japan: Volume 2, Hyogo Prefectural Art Museum, Kobe Japan

2016 NW Art Now, curated by Rock Hushka and Juan Roselione-Valadez, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma WA

2016 Stratum, Soil Gallery, Seattle WA

2015 Good Neighbor, curated by Amanda Donnan, Hedreen Gallery at Seattle University, Seattle WA

2015 The Satellite Show Miami, co-curated by Tiger Strikes Asteroid and SOIL Gallery, Miami Beach FL

2015 Color Forms, curated by Laura Lasworth, SPAC Gallery at Seattle Pacific University, Seattle WA

2015 Neddy at Cornish Exhibition, Cornish College of the Arts Main Gallery, Seattle WA

2015 The Bellingham National 2015 Art Exhibition, curated by Scott Lawrimore, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham WA

2015 acquired, curated by Brian Cypher, Occasional Gallery, Burlington WA

2015 Entwined, curated by Monica Miller, Gallery One Visual Arts Center, Ellensburg WA

2015 Art Beasties Time Difference: New York/Tokyo/Seattle, Soil Gallery and Prole Drift Gallery, Seattle WA

2015 APRIL + VIGNETTES OFFSITE: Art inspired by Wendy Xu’s poems, curated by Sierra Stinson and Serrah Russell, Seattle WA

2014 Slave to the Needlepoint, curated by Laurie Kearney, Ghost Gallery, Seattle WA

2014 MadArt on the Campus, University of Washington, Seattle WA

2014 To Be Alone Together, curated by ShellyLeavens and Emma Levitt, Museum of Northwest Art [MoNA], La Conner WA

2014 Storefronts Projects on Amazon Campus Site Specific Installation, Going Cascade, Shunpike, Seattle WA

2013 ‹Tagtics›, Quartair, The Hague, Netherlands

2013 NEPO 5K DON'T RUN, NEPO House, Seattle WA

2013 Vigil : Inspired by Memory, LoveCityLove, Seattle WA

2013 Atmospheric Weather, Seattle Municipal Tower, Seattle WA

2013 Stitchery, SAM Gallery, Seattle WA

2013 Today, from your yesterday and tomorrow, curated by Jaclyn Blumas, Gallery 918, Toronto, Canada

2012 SOIL at Aqua Miami, Miami Beach FL

2012 BAM Biennial 2012: High Fiber Diet, curated by Stefano Catalani, Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue WA

2012 Henry Popup Shop, curated by Tova Elise Cubert, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle WA

2012 NEPO 5K DON'T RUN, NEPO House, Seattle WA

2012 New Members Show, Soil Gallery, Seattle WA

2012 Four Approaches, curated by Nicholas Nyland, Pulliam Gallery, Portland OR

2011 Textiles Tieton: Fresh Thread, curated by Ed Marquand, Mighty Tieton Wearhouse, Tieton WA

2009 Painting Pink Pajamas, curated by Heather Brammeier, Bradley University, Peoria, IL

2008 Home Sweet Home, Telephone Room, Tacoma, WA

2003 Red-White-Black-Yellow, Store Front 1838, Harlem, New York

2002 M.F.A. Exhibition, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA

2001 Group Show at Philomathean Society, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA

2001 Expanding the Definition of Drawing, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA

2001 Print Exhibition, Korean National University of the Arts, Seoul, Korea

2001 Large Print and Digital Show, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA

2001 MFA exhibition class of 2002, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA


COLLECTIONS

Rijnstate Kunstcollectie, Arnhem, Netherlands

City of Seattle: SPU Portable Works *currently hanging in the Mayor's office

Microsoft Collection, University of Washington, Redmond, WA

University of Washington, Seattle, WA


AWARDS AND HONORS

2017 Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, CSG Fellowship

2016 Finalist, Neddy Award at Cornish in Painting

2016 Vermont Studio Center Residency

2015 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Biennial Award Nominee

2015 Finalist, Neddy Award at Cornish in Painting

2015 4Culture Art Projects Grant, 4Culture

2014-2015 Northwest Contemporary Art Award Nominee, Portland Art Museum

2014 Summer Art Walk Award Finalist, City Arts Magazine

2012 Grants for Artist Projects, Artist Trust

2010 Art Walk Award, CityArts Magazine

2001 Teaching Assistantship, University of Pennsylvania

2000 International Exchange and Program Study Abroad Scholarship 1999 Eleanor Roberts Memorial Scholarship

1999 George Tsutakawa Memorial Scholarship

1997 Fine Art Studio Program Study Abroad Scholarship


PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

2016 Visiting Artist, Summer Youth Film Camp, Seattle International Film Festival, Seattle WA

2016 Visiting Lecturer, Art in Public Space, Institute or New Connotative Action, Seattle WA

2016 Photographer, 2016 Vermont Studio Center Work Exchange Program, Johnson VT

2016 Invited Artist, SAM's Party in the Park, Seattle Art Museum/ Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle WA

2016 Visiting Lecturer, South Puget Sound Community College, Olympia WA

2015 Adjunct faculty, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle WA

2015 Guest Speaker, Seattle People of Color Salon August, Frye Art Museum, Seattle WA

2015 Guest Speaker, Hive Mind: HIVE, Shunpike Arts, Seattle WA

2015 Invited Artist, The Clay Project, Seward Park Clay Studio, Seattle WA

2015 Guest Judge, Winter Art Walk Award, City Arts, Seattle WA

2014-15 Works featured in Vignettes Collection (www.vignettes.us), Seattle WA

2014 Visiting Panelist, Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner WA

2013 Visiting Lecturer, Contemporary Art Practice, University of Washington, Bothell WA

2013 Invited Artist, Center of Contemporary Art 24-hour Art Marathon, Seattle WA

2013 Visiting Panelist, Artist Trust Retreat, Snohomish WA

2013 Guest Speaker, Studio Practice, Cornish School of Arts, Seattle WA

2012-present Membership, Soil Artists-run Gallery


PUBLICATIONS AND BLOGS

2016 "Review: Tacoma Art Museum's 'Northwest Art Now' is relevant, inclusive and not a biennial" by Rosemary Ponnekanti, May 25

2016 "Tacoma Art Museum’s NW Art Now Reflects the World We Have, Not the World We Want" by Jen Graves, May 25

2014 "To Be Alone Together: Studio Visit with Paul Komada" by Shelly Leavens, Dec 12

2014 "Paul Komada: Abstraction's Softer Thread" by Jim Demetre, Vignettes, Dec

2014 "A Lack of Empty Spaces Forces the Seattle Storefronts Program to Adjust" by Brangien Davis, Oct

2014 "Vibrant Outdoor Exhibit Brings Local Art to Public Spaces at UW" by Soyon Im, International Examiner, Oct 15

2014 Seattle Met Visual Art, Mad Campus Brings Large-Scale Art to University of Washington's Grounds, Jeremy Buben, Sep 26

2014 The Stranger SLOG, What's That By the Side of the Road? UW Becomes Mad Campus, Jen Graves, Sep 15

2014 The News Tribune, Seattle art to see, inside and out, Rosemary Ponnekanti, July 4

2014 City Arts Magazine, Summer Art Walk Award Finalists, Amanda Manitach, June 24

2014 "Watching Paul Komada Make Mysteries: Or, What Are You Looking At" by Jen Graves, The Stranger, June 11

2014 Painter's Progress, Have You Met... Paul Komada?, February 1

2014 The Whiskey City Collaborative, The Best Peoria Art Shows Of 2013, January 27

2013 Villa La Repubblica, Abstractie nu. Tagtics in Quartair, Den Haag, Bertus Pieters, November 27

2013 CONCERT GOER, Tagtics: Quartair Den Haag, kemicalhardatwork, November 17

2013 chmkoome's blog, Tagtics, Kees Koomen, November 11 2013 Art Orbiter July 2

2013 The Stranger SLOG, Currently Hanging, Jen Graves, January 16 2012 best of, Joey Veltkamp, November 16

December 2010 Seattle City Arts Magazine

2010 Pattern Pulp November 19

2010 Featured Art, Art Zone with Nancy Guppy November 16 2010 Penn Design MFA Forum November 9

2010 artdish, Jim Demetre November 5

2010 best of, Joey Veltkamp November

2008 Peoria Journal Star, Theo Jean Kenyon

2007 Plus Five, Department of Fine Arts University of Pennsylvania, 104- page catalog

May 2002 Philadelphia Inquirer Review

May 2002 Gallery Notes, University of Pennsylvania


EDUCATION

M.F.A. 2002, Painting University of Pennsylvania

B.F.A. 2000, Painting University of Washington.

Summer 1999, International School of Art, Umbria Italy

Fall 1997, Fine Art Studio Rome Program of the University of Washington