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My Story

"I was born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii, a small town on the east-side of the Big Island. Surrounded by the Pacific and paradise, I fell in love with nature, beauty and the arts. I pursued the fine arts at Cornish College of Arts in Seattle then finished my undergraduate studies at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. I currently have a studio in Hilo and Los Angeles."

Artist Statement

“The ocean is familiar and diverse. It connects us and divides. My work reflects the ocean to represent the parallelism and connectivity of humanity.

My latest body of work, Immersed, is inspired by these connections with water.

I translate and abstract these spaces and relationships into borderless imagery and narratives through paint and photography."

Kosmides is a fourth generation Japanese American and a Hilo, Hawaii-based painter. Art is her daily practice which explores the intimate and ephemeral qualities of humanity through abstract works that honor a sense of that which is greater than herself.  Her work aims to touch the hearts of others and manages to make the personal universal through the eternal languages of beauty, connection and visual storytelling.

Kosmides’ work resides in numerous collections and has been exhibited nationally in galleries in California and Hawaii, as well as internationally in Japan. She earned her BFA from Otis College of Art and Design, where she was also the recipient of the Otis College of Art and Design Thesis Award. Her work has recently been installed at the Hawaii State Capitol Building on the island of Oahu and the Honolulu International Airport.

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EDUCATION

2015 Workshop with Vincent Desiderio for painting

2014 Photography workshop with Michael Kelley Nassau, Bahamas

2013 Studio workshop from Alyssa Monks, New York, New York

2013 Photography workshop with Christa Meola, New York, New York

1996-1999 Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, California, BFA

1994-1996 Cornish College of Art and Design, Seattle Washington

1993-1994 Hilo Community College, Hilo, Hawaii

1993-Waiakea High School, Hilo, Hawaii, HS Diploma

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

2017 Henderson Design Group Summer 2017

 

EXHIBITIONS

2017 Four Seasons Hualalai "Exploring Abstraction" | Immersed Series |Abstracts

2016 Hawaii's Master Artist Series at Four Season's Hualalai "Warm Waters" presented by Tiffany's Art Agency and Four Seasons Hualalai

2016 Waimea Ocean Film Festival Four Seasons Hualalai and Mauna Kea Beach Resort (Jan 1-7)

2016 Henderson Design Group, "Warm Waters", Jan 4-Feb 29

2014-Tiffany’s Art Agency-Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Kamuela, Hawaii

2009 – “Sensory Perception,” 87zero – Honolulu, Hawaii

2009 – Hana Coast Gallery – Hana, Maui

2008 – “Energy Matters” Solo Show, Seyhoun Gallery – West Hollywood, California

2008 – Whole Nine Gallery – Culver City, California

2008 – “Art on the Avenue” Wyland Waikiki Hotel – Honolulu, Hawaii

2006 – Solo Show Seyhoun Gallery – West Hollywood, California

2004 – Watercolor Show – JAPAN

1999-Otis College of Art and Design Senior Thesis Exhibition- Los Angeles, California

AWARDS

1999 – Otis College of Art and Design Thesis Award Los Angeles, California

1992 – Kahakii Mayor Award Hawaii

PUBLICATIONS

Aloha Expressionism-2016

Pacific Edge Magazine- July 2012

Modern Luxury Magazine – November 2009

OC Gazette,”Life is Art” – March 27, 2009

Art and Living Magazine – 2009

Art and Living Magazine – 2008

SELECT COMMISSIONS

2017 UHC Kamana Elderly Center, Hilo, Hawaii

2016 UHC Urban Housing Development, Yucaipa, California

2015 740 Heinz Building, Wareham Development, Berkeley, California

2014-2015 Urban Housing Communities UHC - Riverside Apartments Affordable Housing Project

2013-Kyobashi Kameda Tokyo Clinic-Tokyo, Japan

2012-Honolulu International Airport-Hawaiian Airlines International and Inter-island Terminals-Honolulu, Hawaii

2011 – Honolulu International Airport – International Terminal-Honolulu, Hawaii

2011 – Kapiolani Medical Center For Women and Children – Honolulu, Hawaii

2009 – Naniloa Volcanoes Resort – Hilo, Hawaii

GALLERY REPRESENTATION

Hana Coast Gallery, Hana, Maui

Seyhoun Gallery, West Hollywood, California

Tiffany's Art Agency, Hawaii

Dream's of Paradise Gallery, Hilo, Hawaii

Gallery of Great Things, Kamuela, Hawaii

DESIGN FIRMS

Henderson Design Group, Mauna Lani, Hawaii

87zero, Honolulu, Hawaii