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
November 2013 TAGtics, Quartair, The Hague, Netherlands

2014 Solo Show: New Works, Prole Drift, Seattle WA

EXHIBITION RECORD
2013 (Solo) Maker Leisure Pleasure Seeker, Backspace Gallery, Peoria IL
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, Toronto, Canada, Curator Jaclyn Blumas
2013 Atmospheric Weather, Seattle Municipal Tower, Seattle, WA

October 2012 - February 2013, BAM Biennial 2012: High Fiber Diet, Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue WA
2013 (Solo) Knit N' Paintin', Soil Gallery, Seattle WA

2012 SOIL at Aqua Miami, Miami Beach FL
2012 Henry Popup Shop, 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
2010 (Solo) knit_art_history, 4culture, 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

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

BIBLIOGRAPHY
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