Yukio Kevin Iraha

Yukio Kevin Iraha

Sequim, WA, United States

About Yukio Kevin Iraha

Like all other artists, Yukio Kevin Iraha has made his visions in drawing and paintings. Yukio, or most people know him as Kevin's early interests were creating cartoons, comic strips and caricatures. Born in Japan but grew up in the United States, his interests comes from both cultures though much of his art has less to do with East or the West, but deals lots to do with the time. He has keen interest in a history and the way of life in time. Yukio Kevin Iraha's medium and style of art varies with the projects he undertakes. Most of images contain some kind of stories. A story which may or may not make sense and some times they are simply allegories expressed in unconventional way. He has shown his art widely and now through online, official site: https://yukiokeviniraha.com. The goal, he tells himself is, keep on being creative.

Education

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

Exhibitions

Selected Exhibitions

2021
Featured Art Exhibit. Official Site of Yukio Kevin Iraha / Art Practitioner. (Online Exhibition)

2020
11th Annual 10 x 10 x 10 x Tieton 2020 (juried), Tieton, Washington

2019-2020
“13th Annual Holiday Mini Art Exhibit”, Ghost Gallery, Seattle, Washington

Featured Art Exhibit. Official Site of Yukio Kevin Iraha / Art Practitioner. (Online Exhibition)

2018-2019
“12th Annual Holiday Mini Art Exhibit”, 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”(juried) 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) 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) The Armory Art Center West Palm Beach, Florida

“17th Biennial Exhibition Contemporary Works of Faith ‘01” (juried) 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

Publication & Press
blog yourdesign juice.com blog.yourdesignjuice.com/2020/11/29/creative-art-illustration-inspiration-november-2020/

"Issue 3 Fall (2020)" Online Art Journal "Subjectiv" http://www.subjectivjournal.com/issues/

Collection
Binney & Smith, Easton, PA
Private Collections