BIO
I was born in Seattle and raised in Yokohama, Japan. In 2002, I completed a MFA program at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Between 2003-06, I worked at a Buddhist temple as a monk in Tokyo, Japan. Today, I live and work in an artist loft in Pioneer Square in Seattle.

Born in Seattle; currently living in Seattle.


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

FORTHCOMING EXHIBITIONS
2014 June Solo Show: Formalist's Agony, Prole Drift, Seattle, WA
2014 September Group Show: MadArt on the Campus, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2014 Site Specific Installation: Storefronts Projects, Shunpike, Seattle, WA

EXHIBITION RECORD
SOLO SHOWS
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
2013 ‹Tagtics›, Quartair, The Hague, Netherlands
2013 NEPO 5K DON'T RUN, NEPO House, Seattle WA
2013 Vigil : Inspired by Memory, Seattle, WA 
2013 Stitchery Seattle Art Museum Sales Rental Gallery, Seattle, WA

2013 Today, from your yesterday and tomorrow, Gallery 918, curated by Jaclyn Blumas, Toronto, Canada, Curator Jaclyn Blumas
Atmospheric Weather,Seattle Municipal Tower, Seattle, WA

October 2012 - February 2013, BAM Biennial 2012: High Fiber Diet, curated by Stefano Catalani, Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue WA

2012 SOIL at Aqua Miami, Miami Beach FL
2012 Henry Popup Shop, curated by Tova Elise Cubert, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle WA
2012 New Members Show, Soil Gallery, Seattle WA
2012 Group Show: Four Approaches, Pulliam Gallery, Portland OR
2011 Textiles Tieton: Fresh Thread, Seattle, WA
2009 Painting Pink Pajamas, Bradley University, Peoria, IL
2008 Home Sweet Home, Telephone Room, Tacoma, WA
2006 Topology, SOIL Gallery, Seattle, WA
2003 Store Front, Harlem, New York
2002 M.F.A. Exhibition, University of Pennsylvania
2001 Group Show at Philomathean Society, University of Pennsylvania
2001 Group Show: Expanding the Definition of Drawing, University of Pennsylvania
2001 Group Print Exhibition at the Korean National University of the Arts, Seoul
2001 Large Print and Digital Show, University of Pennsylvania
2001 MFA Exhibition Class of 2002, University of Pennsylvania

COLLECTIONS
Rijnstate Kunstcollectie, Arnhem, Netherlands
City of Seattle: SPU Portable Works
University of Washington

AWARDS AND HONORS
2013 City of Seattle's Portable Works Collection
2012 Grants for Artist Projects, Artist Trust
2012 Membership, Soil Artists-run Gallery
2010 Art Walk Award, CityArts Magazine
2001 Teaching Assistantship, University of Pennsylvania
2000 International Exchange and Program Study Abroad Scholarship
1999 University of Washington Collection, Bill and Mary Gates Hall, U of W, Seattle, WA
1999 Eleanor Roberts Memorial Scholarship
1999 George Tsutakawa Memorial Scholarship
1997 Fine Art Studio Program Study Abroad Scholarship

PUBLICATION AND BLOG
2014 Lensblr-network March 31
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 Currently Hanging: Paul Komada's Knitting and Painting by Jen Graves
2012 best of, Joey Veltkamp, November 16

2012 Penn Design MFA Forum
December 2010 Seattle City Arts Magazine Art Walks Awards: Giving Us the Finger
2010 Pattern Pulp, Seattle Knitting Art History 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 16, 2010
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