Finding the freedom to express that which is unseen and unspoken is real freedom. My work emanates from a place of quiet introspection that aims at complete self-expression. By delving inward and exploring the depths of my own experiences and observations, my paintings evolve outward, striving to communicate a universal experience. My work celebrates beauty and the authentic pursuit of freedom through color, abstraction and a process that attempts to achieve a space of uninhibited and unconstrained expression.
Kristie Fujiyama Kosmides is a fourth generation Japanese American and a Hilo, Hawaii-based painter. Kosmides’ practice explores the intimate and ephemeral qualities of transcendent reality through beautifully atmospheric works that honor a sense of that which is greater than herself. Her work aims to touch the hearts of others and manages to make the personal universal through the eternal language of beauty.
Kosmides’ work resides in numerous collections and has been exhibited nationally in galleries in California and Hawaii, as well as internationally in Japan. She earned her BFA from Otis College of Art and Design, where she was also the recipient of the Otis College of Art and Design Thesis Award.
2009 – “Sensory Perception,” 87zero – Honolulu, Hawaii
2009 – Hana Coast Gallery – Hana, Maui
2008 – “Energy Matters” Solo Show, Seyhoun Gallery – West Hollywood, California
2008 – Whole Nine Gallery – Culver City, California
2008 – “Art on the Avenue” Wyland Waikiki Hotel – Honolulu, Hawaii
2006 – Solo Show Seyhoun Gallery – West Hollywood, California
2004 – Watercolor Show – JAPAN
1999 – Otis College of Art and Design Thesis Award Los Angeles, California
1992 – Kahakii Mayor Award Hawaii
Pacific Edge Magazine- July 2012
Modern Luxury Magazine – November 2009
OC Gazette,”Life is Art” – March 27, 2009
Art and Living Magazine – 2009
Art and Living Magazine – 2008
2013-Kyobashi Kameda Tokyo Clinic-Tokyo, Japan
2012-Honolulu International Airport-Hawaiian Airlines International and Inter-island Terminals-Honolulu, Hawaii
2011 – Honolulu International Airport – International Terminal-Honolulu, Hawaii
2011 – Kapiolani Medical Center For Women and Children – Honolulu, Hawaii
2009 – Naniloa Volcanoes Resort – Hilo, Hawaii
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