Yukio Kevin Iraha
Drawing, Washington United States
 
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Brief Summary
Since his childhood, Yukio Kevin Iraha has been very creative. His art is not easily understood, but they tell some kind of stories. Stories may be references from history, folk tales or allegories. Yukio Kevin's favorite medium has been acrylic, but he has incorporated ideas to collage antique pieces of papers to give aged look to his work. Yukio Kevin Iraha has shown his art throughout United States and now with internet has become widely accepted form of communications, he has regularly updated and displayed more experimental artwork on his official site: www.yukiokeviniraha.com. 
Professional Experience
Y U K I O K E V I N I R A H A

Born in Japan
Residence: Washington , USA

Education

Pacific Northwest College of Art, Bachelor of Fine Art 1993 Portland, Oregon

Selected Exhibitions

2018

“12th Annual Holiday Mini Art Exhibit (2018-2019)”,
Ghost Gallery, Seattle, Washington

Northwest Fine Arts Competition (juried)
Phinney Center Gallery, Seattle Washington

2017

“SMILE: Humor & Whimsy” Juried Exhibit, Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, Washington
“Silver Linings” at Era Living University House Wallingford, Seattle, Washington
PNA Member and Volunteer Show, The Phinney Center Gallery, Seattle, Washington
“Arts at the Port Juried Exhibition” Anacortes Arts Festival, Anacortes, Washington
“FUNctional Art Fundraiser” Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, Washington

2016

"Small Work"(juried show) Dendroica Gallery, Seattle, Washington
“10th Annual Holiday Mini Art Exhibit” Ghost Gallery, Seattle, Washington

2015

Solo show “Quiet Retreats” University Friends Meeting, Social Hall, Seattle, Washington
Solo show “Interiors, Fortress, Retreats” Freeland Library, Freeland, Washington


2014

Coupeville Arts Festival, Juried Art Show, Coupeville, Washington

2013

Northwind Arts Center/Showcase Gallery Port Townsend, Washington
Washington 43rd Helen Norris Open Art Show, Port Orchard, Washington

2002

“Faces of America: A Celebration of Cultures” The Artreach Gallery Portland, Oregon

2001

“The October International Competition” juried by Peter Frank, independent curator and art
critic for the L.A. Weekly. The Armory Art Center West Palm Beach, Florida
“17th Biennial Exhibition Contemporary Works of Faith ‘01” The Schumacher Gallery, Capital
University, Columbus, Ohio

2000

“Virtue” (juried) College of Visual Arts St. Paul, Minnesota

1993

Solo show“Featured Art Exhibit” Corvallis Arts Center Corvallis, Oregon


Award

2017 Merit Award, “SMILE: Humor & Whimsy” Juried Exhibit
2013 Honorable Mention, 43rd Helen Norris Open Art Show
1993 Purchase Award Liquitex Excellence in Art Student Grant Program

Collection

Binney & Smith, Easton, PA
Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, WA 
Awards and Recognition
2017 Merit Award, “SMILE: Humor & Whimsy” Juried Exhibit
2013 Honorable Mention, 43rd Helen Norris Open Art Show
1993 Purchase Award Liquitex Excellence in Art Student Grant Program
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