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new blog! [Feb. 15th, 2012|06:22 pm]
audrey kawasaki

I have decided to make the move!

my new blog is up!

find me there from now on.

Thank you Livejournal for the 8 years.
we have gone through soooo much together. :)
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Hint Mints!! [Feb. 7th, 2012|04:19 pm]
audrey kawasaki

We are pleased to announce this year's Hint Mint Artist Series!!

Some past artists they've worked with (shown above) are:
Lola, James Jean, Gary Baseman, and Glenn Barr.

for 2012 I've done 5 different designs,
and will be released in spring/summer.
more info coming soon!

for updates check Hint Mint FB page.
they will be posting a preview image every week.

here's a couple previews theyve released so far:

"Sophia" chocolate mint flavor

"Lillian" mint flavor

in progress pics (taken with iphone to my Audkawa Instagram)

stay tuned!
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Affordable Art Fair [Jan. 16th, 2012|11:40 pm]
audrey kawasaki

~~ The Affordable Art Fair is coming to LA!! ~~
January 18th~22nd.

"Presenting contemporary art priced from $100 - $10,000, with half of the work under $5,000,
the Affordable Art Fair will present original, contemporary works to entice the entire L.A. community."

Open studios, talks, workshops and more!!
full program HERE

more info visit: Affordable Art Fair and Thinkspace Gallery

i will have a piece at the Thinkspace Gallery booth.

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.. Jux Pic .. [Dec. 29th, 2011|12:08 am]
audrey kawasaki

the pic of me in Juxtapoz was cropped a bit at the top.
so here is the full version.
taken by Bryan Cowe. at my home.

bigger one here.
and others that were up for consideration.
.one. .two. .three. .four.
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Juxtapoz! [Dec. 28th, 2011|11:57 pm]
audrey kawasaki

i am on the cover of January 2012 issue of Juxtapoz magazine!!!
so very excited about this.

get them on stands and bookstores now!!

i scanned the feature here as well:
page 1 page 2 page 3 page 4 page 5 page 6

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Instagram! [Nov. 30th, 2011|12:58 am]
audrey kawasaki

i havent been able to update my blogs recently.
but i update my Instagram pretty frequently.
(Instagram can be used on iphones, and its a fun way to share photos. it's like a fusion of Twitter & Flickr.)

find me there: audkawa

if you dont have an iphone, you can check here: http://web.stagram.com/n/audkawa/

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.. Juxtapoz December .. [Nov. 14th, 2011|07:37 pm]
audrey kawasaki

some opening night photos of our "In The Wake Of Dreams" show at Thinkspace Gallery
are featured on the December issue of Juxtapoz, now on stands.
pretty neat!! :)

big scan HERE.
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"HomeRoom" @ Subtext Gallery 11/11/11 [Nov. 9th, 2011|06:59 pm]
audrey kawasaki

"Wanderer" 12"x12" oil and graphite on wood.

my piece for group show "Homeroom" at Subtext Gallery in San Diego. 11/11/11.
childhood drawing re-imagined.

for more info check HERE.
for PREVIEW of all pieces check HERE.

~ full version~
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"HomeRoom" @ Subtext Gallery 11/11/11 [Nov. 4th, 2011|02:11 pm]
audrey kawasaki

group show "Homeroom" at Subtext Gallery in San Diego
is coming up next Saturday 11/11/11

(curated by Christina Conway)
(above image by Soey Milk)

20 Artists Re-Imagine Works from Their Childhood.
we took a drawing we did when we were wee little and re-interpreted it in our current style.
lots of fun! dont miss it!

sneak peak of mine. my 3 year old drawing.
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"In the Wake of Dreams" [Oct. 10th, 2011|11:51 pm]
audrey kawasaki

opening night happend last Saturday
"In the Wake of Dreams" at Thinkspace Gallery
with Stella Im Hultberg, Mari Inukai, and Amy Sol.

the show will be up till October 29th, so if you happen to be in the area please stop by. ;)

you can see everyones pieces HERE.
and pics of opening night at Thinkspace's facebook page HERE.

it was a super fun night! i like the 4 four of us showing together so much!
Thankyou to everyone who came out to the show, and to everyone who showed support! :)

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"In the Wake of Dreams" [Sep. 28th, 2011|05:06 pm]
audrey kawasaki

4 girls show is coming up next Saturday!!
"In the Wake of Dreams"
... Stella Im Hultberg ... Mari Inukai ... Audrey Kawasaki ... Amy Sol ...

@Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles.
opening reception October 8th 2011.

all four artists will be attending this night!

this will be sort of a reunion show. the four of us showed at Compound Gallery back in 2007.
this is where we all first met met, and have kept in touch ever since.

it will be a good fun show!!
please come by! :)

some sneak peaks and more info and pics here.
i believe there will be exclusive print set editions as well.
please contact the gallery for more info.
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!!! [Aug. 10th, 2011|04:21 pm]
audrey kawasaki
~Australia Shipping for upcoming sales this weekend~

wanted to be super clear since i fear there might be some confusion.

-the Timed Prints (smaller and unframed) shipping is $30 for all international. Australia too!
-the Special Edition (larger and framed) is over the size limit for Australia and will cost $325 for shipping.
for everywhere else it is $45. (international and US.)

So if you reside in Australia i suggest you skip on the framed edition and stick with the timed one. ;)
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. Charlotte Timed Edition . [Aug. 5th, 2011|03:19 pm]
audrey kawasaki

for those of you who have not been successful with the past print sales
this is your chance!!!

here's how it'll work:
on August 14th, Sunday, between 12am to 11:59pm pacific time
you can log on to my shop and click the 'Want It' button,
and you will be guaranteed a print!!
as long as it's within the 24 hours, your print will be reserved!

-past timed sales were a window of 1 hour,
but we decided to open it for a full day, to avoid stress and technical complications.

-since the edition size will be determined after the sale,
we can't do much of the printing & framing&packing ahead of time like normal.
please allow 6-10 weeks for delivery.

~ Charlotte ~
giclee print on 100% cotton archival fine art paper
size: image is 17.5"x17.5" on a 17.75"x17.75" sheet

signed and numbered on the image area
price: $100 shipping: US $20 / Int'l $30

available for purchase:
~August 14th, Sunday. 12am~11:59pm pacific time~
~check here to here for the exact time and date in your time zone~

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. Charlotte Special Edition . [Aug. 5th, 2011|03:19 pm]
audrey kawasaki

for those of you who would like Charlotte framed and larger in size,
we offer you this Limited Framed Special Edition the day before the timed sale!

~ Charlotte Special Edition ~
giclee print on 100% cotton archival fine art paper
comes framed in beautiful dark moulding
the frame is 27.5"x27.5" and the image area is 22.5"x22.5"

limited edition of 150
signed and numbered
price: $520 shipping cost: $45

available for purchase:
~ August 13th, Saturday. 11:00am pacific time ~
~check here for the exact time and date in your time zone~

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~Important!! Australia!!~
we will ship using USPS priority mail with insurance and tracking.
we apologize but this item is over the size limit for Australia
so please do not purchase if you are from Australia
unless you want to pay $325 for global express shipping.
we apologize in advance.

~please make sure you can still sign on with your account.
and make sure your shipping info is correct and up to date to avoid complications.
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" " " [Aug. 1st, 2011|11:35 am]
audrey kawasaki
online mentions/articles about the show:
~Arrested Motion
~My Modern Met
~Daily Dujor

Thankyou to everyone! all the feedback and support is very much appreciated.
half a year prepping for the show. its so easy to loose yourself in it all.
and fear and worry builds up for the opening night.
i try not to expect good responses, but it sure helps.
im glad my work can be of some goodness to some of you.
makes all the work/time soooo worth it!
thankyou. :)
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.."Restlessly Still".. [Jul. 31st, 2011|03:48 pm]
audrey kawasaki

full and close up images of pieces from the show "Restlessly Still" @ Merry Karnowski Gallery.
show runs from July 30 - August 27, 2011
see previous post for more details.

~recent works~Collapse )
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Merry Karnowski Gallery next Saturday! Los Angeles. [Jul. 22nd, 2011|05:30 pm]
audrey kawasaki

Merry Karnowsky Gallery is proud to present this summer’s group exhibition featuring
Deedee Cheriel’s Songs For Infinite Starry Nights,
Femke Hiemstra’s Big Thousands of Golden Flowers,
& Audrey Kawasaki’s Restlessly Still.

~ Femke Hiemstra, Audrey Kawasaki & Deedee Cheriel ~
July 30 - August 27, 2011
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 30, 8-11pm

170 S. La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036

to view FULL PRESS RELEASE click here.

"Audrey Kawasaki began her artistic career in her native Los Angeles while always holding ground in her Japanese heritage. Her current work centers round the ideas of finding one’s calm amidst a world of disorder, turmoil and frenzy. The young female character she depicts feels the intense energy of rushing and dashing through our modern world while beautifully, seductively finding her balance of calm & peace. The movement of Audrey’s pieces always pushing & pulling both literally & metaphorically, till one loses oneself in the process. Her sharp controlled lines conveying the possibility of the control & steadiness she seeks.'

~personal note~
looking back at this series,
i realize how strange it is, how unknowingly my work reflects my personal life and state of being.
the colors are monotone, and the expression feel a bit empty and distant,
and to me, there's a feeling of being out of focus. scattered. distracted.
i feel like the past few months,
my heart and mind were going back and forth from place to place. restless.
wanting not wanting. impatiently, desperately trying to find firm ground and confidence to stay strong.
i was constantly trying to keep busy and stay distracted, so time would go by faster.
and yes, time whizzed by, but i feel like i lost focus somewhere along the way.. and was becoming someone unfamiliar.
looking at these pieces now, i am surprised at how apparent it is.
this makes me feel perplexed and a bit sad, but find it necessary, as an artist, to have these phases and then to face them straight on.
im relieved though that my work is still intimately connected to me.
and i feel like i can move past this state.
i already have some ides for the next series. more vibrant more playful. more carefree.
am excited for that change and to explore a different chapter in my life..
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new Gelaskins!! [Jul. 18th, 2011|02:53 pm]
audrey kawasaki

just released! a couple more new designs on Gelaskins!!
skins for your phone, laptop, DS, etc.
recently added my Dishonest Heart and Yuuwaku.
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(no subject) [Jun. 1st, 2011|11:53 pm]
audrey kawasaki
~ ~ ~House Tour: Audrey Kawasaki's Creepy Cute Art Studio~ ~ ~
by Gendy Alimurung, who interviewed me for the LA Weekly article.
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eeeep!! [May. 17th, 2011|05:25 pm]
audrey kawasaki
i have a little feature on LA Weekly Best of LA. People issue 2011.
out on stands this thursday. (though not sure if mine will be printed or not. but its online.)
..LA Weekly..
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(no subject) [May. 10th, 2011|11:53 pm]
audrey kawasaki
Polls for Timed Print Sale are now closed.
"Charlotte" won on livejournal poll and "I Won't Forget You" won on facebook.
i added all votes, and Charlotte won by 43.
i was already leaning towards her, so Charlotte it is!
(sorry if this disappoints, but i did the best i can to keep it fair.)
Thankyou for your votes!! more info soon!!
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. Which one? . [May. 5th, 2011|07:16 pm]
audrey kawasaki
The next Timed Print Sale is planned to happen soon (this month or next).
(in a timed sale one can be guaranteed to buy a print if ordered within a given time frame.)

people have mentioned other images, but am leaning towards one of these two.
please help me choose! ;)

Poll #1738497 Timed Print Sale. Which one?
This poll is closed.

Timed Print Sale. Which one?


(seems like you need an account to vote? hmmm....)

update: for those of you who dont have an LJ account, i made a poll on Facebook Fanpage!
pleeeease only vote once. please.
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. Artists Help Japan . [Apr. 5th, 2011|09:19 pm]
audrey kawasaki

~ Ema Art Auction for Artists Help Japan Earthquake & Tsunami Fund - Give2Asia ~

my friend, Christina Conway, has organized an art auction to help Japan.
artists were asked to paint on an 'ema', which are small wooden tablets left at Japanese shrines,
usually with an image on one side and a handwritten wish or prayer on the other.

see more info here.
see the auctions here.

more artists are being added daily.
(just got word that Edwin Ushiro, Stella Im Hultberg, Ken Garduno, and more are being added.)
so, be sure to check back!

the whole point of this is to raise money and help spread awareness.
its NOT about getting a good deal "steal", so please be generous and bid when you see something you like.
"It's about contributing to an important cause and getting a "Thank You" in return with original art. These are talented artists that donated 100% of their time, creativity and proceeds for help with the recovery of Japan due to the recent Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear Reactor Emergencies. Please bid generously and avoid "sniping". MANY MANY THANKS! ~Sincerely, Christina Conway/Curator"

6"x4" oil and graphite and ink on wood panel
you can bid for this piece here.

Thankyou to Christina and artists and everyone who helped support!!!
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. timed print . [Mar. 9th, 2011|11:18 pm]
audrey kawasaki
am hoping to have the yearly timed print sale sometime in the summer.
(where one can be guaranteed to buy a print if ordered within a given time frame.)
many people seemed to like the piece for the INLE show: "i wont forget you".
am still considering other options...
but do you think this will be good for the timed print sale?
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~ INLE group show ~ [Mar. 1st, 2011|03:48 pm]
audrey kawasaki

Greg Simkins & Gallery 1988: LA present:
~ ~ INLE ~ ~
Over 100 artists interpret the anti-hero of Richard Adams' Watership Down

Curated by Greg "Craola" Simkins
Opening Reception: Friday, March 11th 7-10pm

Gallery 1988
7020 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038

check Craola's blog for more updates and info!

"I Won't Forget You"
16"x16" Oil and graphite on wood
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