Bio and CV

Kamla Kakaria received an MFA in printmaking from the University of Washington. She has exhibited at various galleries in and around Seattle and is currently a member of Shift Gallery in the Tashiro Kaplan building in Pioneer Square. She runs the Printmaking, Painting, and Drawing studios at Pratt Fine Arts Center, where she also teaches classes and workshops.

MFA Printmaking, University of Washington, 2000
BFA Painting, University of Massachusetts, 1990

Selected Exhibitions
2015 Cross Pollination, Shift Gallery, Seattle, WA
First Impressions, Aljoya, Mercer Island, WA
2014 Paisley Fish, Shift Gallery, Seattle, WA
2013 La Influencia, SCCC, M Rosetta Hunter Gallery, Seattle, WA
Palimpsests 2, Convention Center Gallery, Seattle, WA
Strange Flower, Shift Gallery, Seattle, WA
2012 Festivals, Shift Gallery, Seattle, WA
Traditions, SCCC Gallery, Seattle, WA
Festivals, SAAM, Seattle, WA
2011 In Between, Shift Gallery, Seattle, WA
Abstraction, Seattle Design Center, Seattle, WA
New Work, NW Encaustic, Seattle, WA
2010 White Pieces, Up Front Gallery, artsEAST, Issaquah, WA
New Work NSCC Gallery, Seattle, WA
New Work NW Encaustic Studio, Seattle, WA
Multiples, Shift Studio, Seattle, WA
New Work, Ballard Artworks, Seattle, WA
2009 Call and Response, Shift Studio, Seattle, WA
Wire We Here, Museo, Whidbey Island, WA
Texas Twang, G Studios, Houston, TX
4 Culture Public Art Program, Collins, Seattle, WA
2008 New Members Show, Shift Gallery, Seattle, WA
Print Instructors Show KAC Performing Arts Center, Kirkland, WA
Encausticated McLeod Residency, Seattle, WA
2007 Affinities: Space & Structure, Ballard Works, Seattle, WA
Filter, KAC Gallery, Kirkland, WA
4x Abstraction, Art Patch, Seattle, WA
2006 4 Culture Public Art Program, Collins, Seattle, WA
color/texture, Designers Gallery, Tualitin, OR,
Rotations, Virginia’s Café, Seattle, WA
2005 SPA at COCA, Seattle, WA
New Works, Virginia’s, Seattle, WA
Ink and Paper, G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, WA
Seattle Print Arts: Exhibit in Shenzhen, China
Selected Works, Pratt Instructors Show, Rainier Club, Seattle, WA
2004 New Work, Kirkland Performance Arts Center, Kirkland, WA
Six in the City, Solomon Gallery, Seattle, WA
Six in the City, SAM Gallery, Seattle, WA
Kirkland Instructor’s Show, KAC Gallery, Kirkland, WA
2003 Works on Paper, Solo show, Gallery Occidental, Seattle, WA
Edwin T. Pratt Memorial Exhibition, Odessa Brown, Seattle, WA
North Meets South: Contemporary Print Art, Instituto de Artes Graficas de Oaxaca, Mexico
Kamla Kakaria
12244 50th Ave S Seattle, WA 98178
(206) 300 2526

2002 Seattle Prints, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
Goddesses VI, Jeffrey Moose Gallery, Seattle, WA
Pratt Instructor’s Exhibit, Phinney Art Center, Seattle, WA
Print It: The Art of Printmaking, Confluence Gallery Twisp, WA
2001 SCCD Art Faculty Exhibit, SSCC Gallery, Seattle, WA
Phinney and Friends, Phinney Art Center, Seattle, WA
2000 Shadows and Reflections, Norton Building, Seattle, WA
Ditto, SAM Gallery, Seattle, WA
Artists Making Prints, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Seattle, WA
MFA Show, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
Pacific Northwest Annual, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
Kirkland Printmaking Exhibition, Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA

Fell From the Sky Award, January 2015
Edge Grant, Artists Trust, Summer 2004
Pilchuck Glass School Artist in Residence, Spring 2004
Women Studio Workshop Fellowship, Fall 2001
Teaching Assistant (solo) “Concepts in Printmaking,” Winter, Spring, Fall, 1999
Graduate School of Art Scholarship , 1998-1999, 1999-2000
Gonzales Grant, 1998-1999, 1999-2000
Minority Graduate Council , 999-2000

Mary Gates School of Social Work, UW, Seattle, WA
Electrical Engineering Dept., UW, Seattle, WA
Dean of Arts and Sciences, UW, Seattle, WA
Safeco Corporation, Seattle, WA
Reed College Special Collections, Portland, OR
University of WA Special Collections, UW, Seattle, WA
Vulcan Incorporated, Seattle, WA

Selected Bibliography
The Seattle Times; Mixed media, Mixed cultures, Parallel themes, Gayle Clemans 8/31/2007
Maximalist, Tessa Papa, Vance Hotel Associates, 2005
North Meets South, “Seattle/Oaxaca”, Arte Grafica Contenporanea, February 2003




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