Kumiko S. McKee - Resume

Education:

2002: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, USA

Grants and Scholarships:

2001: Granted Membership in the Golden Key International Honor Society

1998-2001: Robert D. Coe Fine Arts Scholarship

Awards:

2017: Grand Prize (First Place Award), "Liza", 2017 Fort Collins Artist Studio Tour Preview Exhibition, the Lincoln Center Art Gallery, Judged by Bobbi Walker, Owner of the Walker Fine Art Gallery Contemporary Art Denver, Colorado.

2002: First Place Award, "Vision", 27th Annual Juried Student Exhibition, University of Wyoming Art Museum, Judged by Robert Knight, Executive Director of the Yellowstone Art Museum in Billings, Montana.

2001: First Place Award, "Noh Theater Masks: Envy", 26th Annual Juried Student Exhibition, University of Wyoming Art Museum, Judged by Gerry Riggs, Director of the Gallery of Contemporary Art at the University of Colorado/Colorado Springs.

1998: A&S Dean's Award, "Maiko", 23rd Annual Juried Student Exhibition, University of Wyoming Art Museum, Judged by Elizabeth Guheen, Director of the Ucross Foundation.

Public Collections:

The Unity Center at Rhode Island College, Providence, RI

In-Situ, Inc., Fort Collins, CO

Solo Exhibitions:

2013: "KOTO", Studio PL1, the Plaza Level of the Fort Collins Museum of Art, Fort Collins, CO

2012: “Time on the Earth”, Studio PL1, the Plaza Level of the Fort Collins Museum of Art, Fort Collins, CO

2012: "Artist's Private Life", Studio PL1, the Plaza Level of the Fort Collins Museum of Art, Fort Collins, CO

2010: "In This Life: Reflections on War & Politics", Studio 211 at the Poudre River Arts Center, Fort Collins, CO

2002: "KOTO", Main Lobby in Fine Art Building, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY

2000: "Time on the Earth", Gallery 234 in the Union Building, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY

3 Artists Exhibition:

2007: "In This Life: Reflections on War & Politics", Main Gallery at the Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, Fort Collins, CO - Details

Selected Juried Exhibitions:

2017: Fort Collins Artist Studio Tour 2017 and Preview Exhibition, the Lincoln Center Art Gallery, Fort Collins, CO

2013: Fort Collins Artist Studio Tour 2013 and Preview Exhibition, the Lincoln Center Art Gallery, Fort Collins, CO

2012: Fort Collins Artist Studio Tour 2012 and Preview Exhibition, the Lincoln Center Art Gallery, Fort Collins, CO

2011: Fort Collins Artist Studio Tour 2011 and Preview Exhibition, Art Lab, Fort Collins, CO

2004: MOCA Studio Tour 2004 and Preview Exhibition, Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, Judged by Tom Katsimpalis, Curator of Interpretation, Loveland Museum/Gallery; Jane Liska-Smith, Owner, Coopersmith’s Pub and Brewery; Ray Tollison, Owner/Graphic Designer, Toolbox Creative, CO.

2002: 27th Annual Juried Student Exhibition, University of Wyoming Art Museum, Judged by Robert Knight, Executive Director of the Yellowstone Museum in Billings, MT.

2001: 26th Annual Juried Student Exhibition, University of Wyoming Art Museum, Judged by Gerry Riggs, Director of the Gallery of Contemporary Art at the University of Colorado/Colorado Springs, CO

2000: 25th Annual Juried Student Exhibition, University of Wyoming Art Museum, Judged by Ron Judish, Director of the Ron Judish Fine Arts, Denver, CO

1999: 24th Annual Juried Student Exhibition, University of Wyoming Art Museum, Judged by Ann Daly, Adjunct Curator of Painting and Sculpture, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO

1998: 23rd Annual Juried Student Exhibition, University of Wyoming Art Museum, Judged by Elizabeth Guheen, Director of the Ucross Foundation, Ucross, WY

1997: 22nd Annual Juried Student Exhibition, University of Wyoming Art Museum, Judged by Susan Krane, Director of the CU Art Galleries at University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

Other Group Show and Art Events:

2014: "The FCMOA Masks", fundraising event for Fort Collins Museum of Art, the Fort Collins Museum of Art, Fort Collins, CO

2010: Poudre Studio Artists 4th Anniversary Exhibition, Main Gallery at the Poudre River Arts Center, Fort Collins, CO

2009: Poudre Studio Artists 3rd Anniversary Exhibition, Main Gallery at the Poudre River Arts Center, Fort Collins, CO

2007: "In This Life: Reflections on War & Politics", Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art

2007: "Masks of Moca 2007"; fundraising event for Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art; the Silent Auction at the Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, Fort Collins, CO

2006: MOCA Studio Tour 2006 and Preview Exhibition, Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, Fort Collins, CO

2006: The Feature Artist of August, Sarasvati Fine Arts Gallery, Loveland, CO

2006: Women Artist’s Gallery Grand Opening Exhibition, Sarasvati Fine Arts Gallery, Loveland, CO

2006: "Masks of Moca"; fundraising event for Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art; the Silent Auction at the Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art; Final Live Auction at the Marriott Hotel, Fort Collins, CO

2005: MOCA Studio Tour 2005 and Preview Exhibition, Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, Fort Collins, CO

2005: "Faces in the Crowd 2005"; fundraising event for Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art; the Silent Auction at the Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art; Final Live Auction at the Marriott Hotel, Fort Collins, CO

2004: "Faces in the Crowd 2004"; fundraising event for Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art; the Silent Auction at the Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art; Final Live Auction at the Fort Collins Country Club, Fort Collins, CO

Special Invitations:

I have been invited to the the Florence Biennale every other year since 2004. It's honor to be selected by the internal committee of the Biennale. Now I'm looking for sponsors to participate in the Biennale. Sponsors will be published both in the general catalogue and the website. Please contact me if you have an interest in sponsering me.

Online Awards:

2005: Digital Consciousness - Artist of the Month - July 2005 (link)