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.. Juxtapoz Erortica .. [Feb. 23rd, 2011|06:16 pm]
audrey kawasaki

Juxtapoz Magazine recently released the "Juxtapoz Erotica"!
featuring a new wave of erotic-based art from David Choe, Tara McPherson,
James Jean, Rockin' Jelly Bean, Gary Baseman, Tomer Hanuka, Edwin Eushiro, and many more.
im in it too!
can be purchaed at juxtapoz shop and amazon.
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. print sale! . [Feb. 20th, 2011|12:48 pm]
audrey kawasaki
first limited edition print sale of the year!
another time limited print sale coming in a few months!

..She Entwined..
giclee print on smooth cotton rag paper
size: 16"x20" print (with a 1/16" white border included)
with frame: 20.25" x 23.75"

signed and numbered edition of 300
price of unframed: $200
framed: $460
shipping cost: US$20 Int'l$30

available for purchase:
on my website SHOP
~February 27th, Sunday @ 1:00pm ~pacific time~
~check here for the exact time and date in your time zone~

.. with frame ..

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please note!
the print (unframed) has a 1/16" white border.
this is so when you get it framed there will be no white showing.
if you prefer a white border you must get it matted accordingly.

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.

warning to new buyers!
please make sure you are signed on at the time of sale.
past print sales have sold out very VERY quickly.
because this is a limited edition, the chance of actual purchase is very slim.
so please know that it is not guaranteed.
i apologize in advance for any inconvenience.
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.. Suggestivism .. [Feb. 2nd, 2011|06:08 pm]
audrey kawasaki

this piece for "Suggestivism" group exhibit. this Saturday!!
curated by Nathan Spoor.
@Grand Central Art Center in Cal State University
February 05 - April 10, 2011
for more info click HERE.

this piece will be shown at Suggestivism exhibit but will not be for sale.
it will be available in July for a show at Merry Karnowski.

update: preview of show at Arrested Motion .
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.. Suggestivism .. [Jan. 11th, 2011|03:56 am]
audrey kawasaki

(click above image for close-up)

. . . " Suggestivism " . . .
group exhibit
curated by Nathan Spoor.

@Grand Central Art Center in Cal State University
February 05 - April 10, 2011
for more info click HERE.

there is also a book/catalog that will be released
(most likely a couple weeks after the show begins).
check the makings HERE.

"Cal State University's cutting-edge museum arm, Grand Central Art Center, and Nathan Spoor present a comprehensive survey exhibition that explores and documents a select section of modern contemporary artists which make up the vibrant core of creativity existing in the current art world.

Conceptually speaking, the term “suggestivism” refers to the ability of an individual to pursue their purpose with an amplified understanding and sensitivity. The artists involved represent precisely this - a wave of purpose, working within the more fluid aspects of narrative or figurative arenas. Through the mere power of suggestion, the magic is transferred from one to another, engaging the world at large from the most vivid and evocative of visual realms.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a grand print piece that includes the artwork in the exhibition, as well as a fascinating time capsule of studio shots and compelling interviews conducted by Spoor with each artist during the three-year curating period (2008 - 2011)."
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. felt plushy dolls . [Jan. 1st, 2011|11:09 pm]
audrey kawasaki
past couples weeks ive been addicted to making felt plushy dolls.
its such a refreshingly fun little hobby!
first few were fairly simple, but decided to take it up a notch by oil painting the face and hands on canvas,
and then sew them together with felt.

these were made as gifts for Kevin. :)

wow! linked on boingboing! Thanks Jess! :)
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. paper cut outs . [Dec. 5th, 2010|10:54 pm]
audrey kawasaki
been having fun with some cut out ink drawings/illustrations.
its nice to make something thats not for a gallery show and just for pleasure.

for Sarah Musi's maibag art museum project.
which is basically a little art swap. explained HERE.
i thought it was a cute idea.

illustrator, May Ann Licudine, sent me this sweet package, along with an original drawing!
she sent it to me because after completion she though it resembled me (explained in her blog). how sweet!
so i sent her this in return.

this one for a friend, Ally.
i asked her if she had anything in mind, and she said triceratops skeleton!
so here it is! :)

yup! these were a lot of fun.
inking with solid black ink and the xacto knife cutting process is so meditative and fulfilling.
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~ Sanrio ~ [Nov. 11th, 2010|12:50 pm]
audrey kawasaki

my little contribution for Sanrio's 50th Anniversary Extravaganza!!
the event in LA will be open to the public on the 12th and runs till the 21st.
im pretty sure its going to be pretty epic! so check it out if youre near!

for more info check HERE.
some previews of a few artists' pieces over at Artchival.
for all previews and availability contact JapanLA at info@japanla.com

. Tabo and Friends .Collapse )
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Thinkspace Gallery 5 year Anniversary Group Show! [Nov. 4th, 2010|03:51 am]
audrey kawasaki

pics of my piece for Thinkspace Gallery's "5 Year Anniversary Show" this Saturday. November 6th.

such a terrific line up of artists!
more info HERE. and sneakpeaks of artist's pieces HERE.
preview of all pieces up HERE.

sad i wont be able to make it to the opening since i'll be out of town.
but if you can, make sure to check it out!~

.. hi mi tsu ..Collapse )
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first book signing experience! [Nov. 2nd, 2010|04:38 am]
audrey kawasaki

another little reminder about the book signing about to take place this Thursday.
for the Hi-Fructose signing Collected 2 artbook. happening @ San Francisco MOMA.

Camille Rose Garcia, Audrey Kawasaki, Mars-1, Ferris Plock, Amy Sol,
Annie Owens and Attaboy, Hi- Fructose founders/editors

Signing @ The Schwab Room in MOMA 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

After Party @ Temple Nightclub, 540 Howard St. 9:00pm

more info Here.
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.. in the making .. [Oct. 26th, 2010|07:14 pm]
audrey kawasaki

and in progress and studio pics.
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.. new pieces .. [Oct. 26th, 2010|07:03 pm]
audrey kawasaki

full pics and close ups of new pieces for the 'Tangled' show @ Outre Gallery, Melbourne and Sydney.
.. tangled up in you ..Collapse )
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Melbourne lovely [Oct. 23rd, 2010|04:28 pm]
audrey kawasaki

some pics from the opening night at Outre Gallery in Melbourne,
uploaded by Gemma over on her flickr.
and Jonathan Van Beek's facebook.

images and close ups of all new pieces coming soon.

Off to Sydney soon for the opening there on Friday. busy bee i am!
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group shows November! [Oct. 18th, 2010|01:00 am]
audrey kawasaki

sneak peak of my piece for Thinkspace Gallery's 5 Year Anniversary group show coming up!!

Opening Reception: Sat, Nov. 6th 7-10PM
Exhibition Runs: Nov. 6th - Nov. 27th
more info and sneak peaks click HERE.


Small Gift: Celebrating 50 Years of Sanrio is launching this fall – a nationwide celebration that will include a cross-country mobile pop-up shop tour and special anchor events in Los Angeles and Miami.
The Los Angeles event will launch on November 12 and run through November 21, with nostalgic surprises, such as game booths and prizes, food trucks and an art show including installations from several of the 50 participating artists, each creating their personal interpretation of Sanrio characters.

more info check Sanrio and Juxtapoz.

i will be doing a little piece that includes one of my favorite (but not too well known) character Minna no Tabo.
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HI-Fructose vol.2 book signing in SF!! [Oct. 11th, 2010|03:18 pm]
audrey kawasaki

Hi-Fructose Collected Edition 2 Box Set and Hardcover Book is soon to be released! (ive posted about it here before.)
and there will be a book signing event coming up in San Francisco at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMoma).
on November 4th. Thursday. 6:30 to 8:30pm.
Camille Rose Garcia, Ferris Plock, Mars-1, Amy Sol, and I will be there to sign!
its my first time at a book signing, so am a bit nervous, but it will all be good. :)

more info HERE.
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October Australia Outre shows!! [Sep. 23rd, 2010|12:40 am]
audrey kawasaki

hello. i am pleased to announce my next show in Australia in a month!
this will be a bit unique, because the 10 new original pieces will be split into two locations.
5 at the Melbourne location and 5 at the Sydney location.
along with a few older prints and exclusive new print editions.
ther 's also an all print show at the new Perth location (no originals).

' Tangled ~ New Works by Audrey Kawasaki ' @ Outre Gallery
Friday 22th October 2010

Friday 29th October 2010

Friday 5th November 2010

i will be there in person for the first time and appearing at the Melbourne and Sydney exhibitions.
soooo excited~~!! :D

for more info click HERE and HERE.
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(no subject) [Aug. 31st, 2010|09:06 pm]
audrey kawasaki
Brooches: if you ordered a brooch and havent received it yet, it's still on its way!
over half the orders have been sent out and are currently working on the rest.
(the brooches and prints are being handled by different people.)
there has been some setbacks with the packaging/shipping of brooches which caused some delays.
and we are running on a very small staff (basically one and sometimes two persons)
so Thankyou so much for being patient. its much appreciated.

if you still have concerns, feel free to email us at mail(at)audrey-kawasaki.com with the subject "brooches".
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next print sale very soon!! [Aug. 31st, 2010|08:40 pm]
audrey kawasaki
this will be our second and last print sale for this year through the website!
(there will be another print edition for Outre Gallery shows in October, and that will be sold/handled through the gallery.)

so here it is!

~ Migawari ~
(..to give/sacrifice oneself..)

giclee print on smooth cotton rag paper
size: 15"x19" on a 16"x20" sheet
with frame: 21.25" x 25.25"

signed and numbered edition of 200
price of unframed: $200
framed: $450
shipping cost: tba

available for purchase:
~September 4th. Saturday @ 1:00pm ~pacific time~
~check here for the exact time and date in your time zone~

..more info..Collapse )

warning to new buyers: please make sure you are signed on at the time of sale.
also past print sales have sold-out very VERY quickly.
because there is a limited edition, the chance of actual purchase is very slim.
so please know that it is not guaranteed.
i apologize in advance for any inconvenience.
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..woke too early -> blogging mood... [Jul. 30th, 2010|11:29 am]
audrey kawasaki

i really enjoyed the newest issue of Hi-Fructose Magazine. Vol.16.
i mean, i like all their issues, but was pleasantly surprised with this one,
since some of the featured artists i dont see printed often, and are very up my alley.
..take a look..Collapse )
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thank you! -and- brooch availability [Jul. 29th, 2010|05:41 pm]
audrey kawasaki


wanted to put a note out there since we got a number of emails asking if more brooches will ever be available.
we realized there might be a percentage of people assuming that they're sold out without checking.
there are still a small number of brooches available for purchase on the shop!
this was a large number of items, and a very different beast from the normal print sales.

just wanted to say thankyou thankyou to everyone who ordered a brooch! :D
orders are being processed and packaged currently,
and we want to get them out to everyone as soon as possible,
BUT please understand that this is a very very small operation.
only one person (with occasional help from a second person) is handling the production, packaging, sales, processing, customer service, and shipping.. for all domestic and international orders!

this is the reason we put in the announcement for customers to "please allow up to 3-4 weeks to be shipped"
it's a larger number of items being handled by a smaller team.
so thankyou for being understanding and patient with the speed of these shipments! :)
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engraved wooden brooches! [Jul. 11th, 2010|12:59 pm]
audrey kawasaki

the engraved brooches are finally coming up for sale on the site!
this was designed by myself and engraved/prepared by Bryan Cowe, and has been in the makings for over a year.
here's some info!

~ Engraved Brooch ~
laser engraving on wood (alder) with lockable gold pin backing
approx. size: 2.25" x 1.75"

limited batch of 1200 available
1 brooch per person
price: $45
shipping cost: TBA

available for purchase:
~July 17th Saturday. @ 3:00 pm Pacific time~
~check here for the exact time and date in your time zone~

~the brooch will be available on my site.
in order to purchase you must be registered.
if you have not yet done so, please register by making an account.
just your email & billing/shipping address etc.

please note:
~one brooch per person
~we don't recommend everyday wear (or pinning on a bag, etc.),
each brooch is hand-glossed, and this might tarnish more quickly if tossed around. :)
~each brooch is unique due to being cut from alder planks with varying wood grain and knotting.
~each brooch has been engraved on a laser machine, hand cleaned, varnish sprayed, and epoxy glued pinned.
~please allow up to 3-4 weeks to be shipped

brooches made/engraved by Bryan Cowe.
designed by Audrey.

let me know if you have any questions. ;)
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working along on Austrlia's Outre Gallery show in October. [Jul. 6th, 2010|10:07 pm]
audrey kawasaki

..hair hair hair lines lines lines..
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friday London. saturday Los Angeles. [Jun. 7th, 2010|04:14 am]
audrey kawasaki

this friday is the opening of:
'The Next Generation: A New Chapter In Contemporary Art' group show.
@ London Miles gallery in London. curated by Thinkspace gallery.

Opening Reception: Fri, June 11th, 2010
Exhibition on view June 11th - July 4th, 2010
more info here. sneak peaks here.

my contribution:

"Mayakashi" まやかし deception.
12"x12" oil and graphite on wood.

..photo shoot w/ new camera..Collapse )


my friend, Yoskay Yamamoto, is having his 3rd solo show, "Familiar Strangers", this saturday. @ LeBasse Projects gallery.
along with original paintings, he's made a new set of wooden sculptures, and a limited edition of cast sculptures.
its going to be a lovely show!

Opening Reception: Sat, June 12th, 2010 7~10pm
Exhibition on view June 12th - July 10th, 2010
more info here.

check Arrested Motion's studio visit with Yoskay here.
video teaser "Intimate Strangers" directed by Jeremy Lynch. click.
his website and his blog.


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HI-Fructose Magazine Book! [May. 26th, 2010|08:55 pm]
audrey kawasaki

it is official!
my works will be on the cover of the next Hi-Fructose Collected Edition 2 Box Set and Hardcover book.
The Hi-Fructose Collected 2 Box Set is limited to 500 copies, and includes the book AND special edition prints AND poster AND stickers!
It will be available for pre-order through hifructose.com on June 1st.
If you miss out on this one, you can still check out the Hardcover book.
more info click HERE.

Volume 1 is beautiful as well.

so exciting!! :D

UPDATE: Note from the publisher: The limited edition is 3000 copies and priced at $60. Hi-Fructose will be selling 500 of those through their store. The limited edition will have all the extras. The limited edition of volume 1 was the same edition size and sold out almost immediately. The regular edition first printing is 3500 copies, and is the book only. The regular edition will be reprinted, but of course the special edition will not. Thanks! Colin (Associate Publisher, Last Gasp)
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"Tigers Tigers Burning Bright" [May. 11th, 2010|08:41 pm]
audrey kawasaki

This Friday @ Roq La Rue Gallery
is the "Tigers Tigers Burning Bright" group show!
Opening Night Friday, May 14 6~9pm
Show runs to May 30, 2010
for more info click HERE and HERE.
Preview HERE.

There will be an exclusive print of the above "Negaigoto" painting that will be available at the show.
ALL proceeds going to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust as well as the Wildlife Conservation Society.

from Kirsten at Roq La Rue:
"Hello- I just wanted to let people know about our third print in our charity series, this time with Audrey Kawasaki! Roq La Rue is funding a print with Audrey with ALL proceeds going to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust as well as the Wildlife Conservation Society to be earmarked for Tiger Conservation.
This image is from Audrey's original painting from Roq La Rue's "Tiger Tiger Burning Bright" show opening Friday May 14th. We will be offering this print to walk ins ONLY the night of the opening. Any left over prints will be offered to a list we are maintaining...so if you'd like to order one you can send me your email. The day after the opening we will be emailing everyone to let them know about availability and status. (Emailing me does not guarantee anything- it just puts you on the list!)

The print is the image above. 18.5x16" print on a 18.5 x17" sheet. Edition of 100. $200. each. One per household.
This is printed by Audrey's usual printer so you know the quality is great!

You can email me at kirsten@roqlarue.com"

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(no subject) [Apr. 30th, 2010|02:17 am]
audrey kawasaki
CHANGE OF DATE for ‘The Next Generation: A New Chapter In Contemporary Art’ group show
curated by Thinkspace. @ London Miles gallery in London.

Opening Reception: Friday, June 11rd. 7-11PM.
Show on view June 11th – July 4th.
flyer HERE.

too bad i cant attend this show in London, or the tiger show in Seattle. :(
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