Eliaichi Kimaro
Seattle, Washington
Where I Begin
oil & cold wax, 30x40x1.5, 2019, $1800
I am a creative storyteller who will learn whatever medium it takes to tell the story that is emerging. Over the past 40 years, I've used writing, music, photography, film, storytelling, and now encaustic mixed-media art to explore my personal/family narrative.

As a queer, mixed-race, Black skinned daughter of immigrants, I make art to better understand my cultural inheritance and legacy. I love the stories that scars hold ~ and feel compelled to take those stories of survival, and turn them into something beautiful to behold.

Over the past 5 years, Eliaichi has been a COCA Gallery Artist-in-Residence, COCA Marathon Artist and Auction Keynote. She was awarded the Chateau d'Orqueveaux Artist Residency (France), McMillen Arts Fellowship, Artist Trust Fellowship, two CityArtist Grants through Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture, and a scholarship from the International Encaustic Association. Eliaichi has served on numerous non-profit Boards, grant panels, film festival juries, and exhibition planning committees.
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Eliaichi Kimaro
https://elikimaro.com/
ekimaro@9elephants.org
206 779-2653

Media:
Encaustics
Film
Mixed Media
Painting
Video

Shows:
Residency
Marathon/Auction
CoCA Members' Show
Other Group Show

Roles:
Marathon/Auction Volunteer

TEDxSeattle - "Why the World Needs Your Story"
Eliaichi Kimaro
November 2016

http://tedxseattle.com/talks/why-the-world-needs-your-story/

As a queer, mixed-race woman of color—daughter of immigrants (Korean mother, Tanzanian father) and survivor of abuse—I make art to tell stories. Because every time we contribute our story, we create a more expansive, inclusive portrait of humanity...


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