Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Sept 2016 Studio News - Shows and talks in Austria, CA, and Chicago

Fall 2016 - Group show in Austria, solo and group show in CA, and artist talks in Chicago.

Group show:

The Hilger Collection Part 2: Painted Surfaces
September 16, 2016-January 21, 2017
Opening: Friday, Sept 16, 2016 7pm
Absberggasse 27, Steige III, 2. Stock
1100 Wien, Austria
T: +43 1 512 53 15 200
Info: office@hilgercollection.com
HilgerBROTKunsthalle is a project of Galerie Ernst Hilger
Opening hours: Thu-Sat noon-6pm

This is the second of a five part exhibition series presenting the private collection of Ernst Hilger. Günter Schönberger, managing director of Bildrecht, will speak at the opening.

With works by: Asgar/Gabriel, Christian Ludwig Attersee, Ákos Birkás, Tomislav Buntak, Bruno Ceccobelli, Gunter Damisch, Oliver Dorfer, Hadrien Dussoix, Erró, FAILE, Shepard Fairey, Andreas Fiala, Vasilena Gankovska, Franz Grabmayr, Anton Henning, Alfred Hrdlicka, Leiko Ikemura, Laura Kina, Peter Klasen, Karl Korab, Peter Krawagna, Andreas Leikauf, Felix Malnig, Jacques Monory, Nikolaus Moser, Max Neumann, Amin Nourani, Lukas Pusch, Bernard Rancillac, Simona Reisch, Franz Ringel, Hubert Schmalix, Vladimír Skrepl, Hans Staudacher, Stinkfish, Miha Štrukelj, Cédric Teisseire, Alexander Tinei, Christoph Urwalek, Maja Vukoje, Olav Westphalen, Rainer Wölzl, Leo Zogmayer. 

Solo show:

Uchinanchu: The Art of Laura Kina
June 10, 2016–October 1, 2016
Kwan Fong Gallery of Art and Culture
Laura Kina Lecture: Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 | 6 p.m. Overton Hall
Artist’s Reception: Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 | 6 p.m.
California Lutheran University
60 West Olsen Road #3800
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
Hours: Mon-Sat, 8am-8pm

Group show:

Material Culture
August 26, 2016–October 27, 2016
William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art
Opening reception: Saturday, September 3, 2016 6–8pm
California Lutheran University
160 Overton Court Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Hours: Tues-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 11-3pm

Artists featured include
Boushra Almutawakel, Katherine Cambareri, Teresita de la Torre, Lalla Essaydi, Kyla Hansen, Laura Kina, Ofelia Marquez, Liz Nurenberg, Melanie Pullen, Mandy Cano Villalobos, and Brankica Zilović Chauvain.

Artist Talks:

September 22, 2016
DePaul University Night at the Art Institute of Chicago 5-7pm
Art Institute of Chicago
111 S. Michigan, Chicago, IL 60603
Painter Laura Kina considers post-impressionist primitivism in "Looking back at Gauguin's orientalist gaze: The Ancestors of Tehamana (1893). Meet in Gallery 246, in European Painting and Sculpture, at 7pm.

DePaul Art Museum
935 W. Fullerton Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
DePaul in the Arts Lecture Series
Laura Kina artist talk “Uchinanchu”
Thursday, Nov 3, 2016 12-1pm

Monday, July 18, 2016

July 19, 2016 Facing Forward: A Panel Discussion on Mixed-Race/Ethnic Japanese Americans and Community

The JASC Legacy Center Presents A “Memories of Now” Seminar Series Presentation

"FACING FORWARD: A Panel Discussion on Mixed-Race/Ethnic Japanese Americans and Community"

Co-sponsored by the Chicago Japanese American Historical Society (CJAHS) and the Japanese American Citizens League - Chicago Chapter (JACL-Chicago)

July 19th, 2016
Tuesday, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Presentation Location:
Japanese American Service Committee (JASC)
4427 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60640

Event and Parking are Free.

Featured Panelists:
Jackie Keiko Denofrio
Laura Kina
Erik Matsunaga
Christine Munteanu

RSVP to Ryan Yokota by calling or emailing at:
773-275-0097, ext. 222 or at ryokota@jasc-chicago.org


Tuesday, June 7, 2016

"Uchinanchu" at California Lutheran University June 10-Oct 1,2016

Uchinanchu: The Art of Laura Kina
On view June 10–October 1, 2016
Laura Kina Lecture: Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 | 6 p.m. Overton Hall
Artist’s Reception: Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 | 6 p.m.

Link to campus map that shows where the lecture takes place (14a) and the gallery (14b):

 is the term used by Okinawan immigrants and their descendants in Hawai’i to identify themselves as a distinct ethnic group. In this exhibit of moving autobiographical pieces, artist Laura Kina examines the Uchinanchu experience. Her patchwork and textile-based paintings feature deconstructed articles of clothing, fleeting moments and memories, specific events and time-honored cultural symbols.

Kina explains, “My artwork focuses on themes of distance, belonging and cultural reclamation…. Taken together, the works are about islands of diaspora and explore themes of transnational family ties and heritage tourism, mixed-ness, ethnic pride and solidarity, military and colonial histories, and current geopolitical military/environment issues in Okinawa and Hawai’i.”

Mailing Address
60 West Olsen Road #3800
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Physical Address
120 Memorial Parkway
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Email: gallery@callutheran.edu
Phone: (805) 493-3316
Hours: Monday – Saturday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Location: Soiland Humanities Center (View on Campus Map)
Driving Directions: View on Google Maps

Speaking on a panel June 14 - "Coming to Terms with Orientalism: forbidden terrain for artists?"

As part of artist Phyllis Bramson's show "Under the Pleasure Dome: A Survey, " I will be speaking on a panel:   

"Coming to Terms with Orientalism: forbidden terrain for artists?"

Panelists: Phyllis Bramson,  moderator 
Lisa Yun Lee, Director School of Art and Art History, University of Illinois Chicago
Laura Kina artist and Professor of Art, Media, and Design, DePaul University
Lynne Warren, curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago  
Doug Stapleton, artist and Associate Curator of Art, Illinois State Museum Chicago Gallery

June 14, TUESDAY  6 PM - 7:30 PM
Chicago Cultural Center
Cassidy Lecture Hall
78 E. Washington
Chicago, IL

"Under the Pleasure Dome: A Survey" is on view June 4-Aug. 27, 2016

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Uchinanchu exhibition catalog now available - show opens Feb 27

Download the online exhibition catalog for Laura Kina: Uchinanchu here.

Order a print copy here.

Laura Kina: Uchinanchu opens Feb 27, 201

W. Keith and Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
3801 W. Temple Ave. Pomona, CA 91768
February 27 - April 23, 2016
On view as part of Transnational Lives in Motion: The Art of Laura Kina and Viêt Lê
Co-curated by Mary Yu Danico and Michele Cairella Fillmore
Opening Reception: Sat., Feb. 27, 2016, 4-7pm
Artists’ Symposium: Thurs., Feb. 25,2016, 1-3pm
At Bronco Student Center, Ursa Minor



Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Speaking at the Okinawan Association of America Feb 26, 2016


Friday, February 26th, 7:00 PM
Free for OAA members, $5 for non-members

Artist talk/presentation by LAURA KINA (professor of art, media, and design at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois and a professional artist)


On Friday, February 26th, 2016, 7:00 PM, the Okinawa Association of America (OAA) in Gardena will host a meet-and-greet with artist Laura Kina. She is a professor of art, media, and design at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois and a professional artist. RSVP is required to attend this event.

Kina will be discussing her latest collection of paintings titled “Uchinanchu.” These mixed-media creations incorporate Okinawan and Hawaiʻian t-shirts donated by OAA members, resulting in quilt-like designs that capture the "champuru" (Okinawan word for "mixed") nature of Okinawan American identity specifically and Asian American identity in general. The joint exhibition, “Transnational Lives in Motion: The Art of Laura Kina and Việt Lê,” will be displayed at Cal Poly Pomona’s Kellogg University Art Gallery (2/27/16 - 4/23/16).

She will also share photos and stories from a study abroad program that she leads every year. Titled “Okinawa, Japan: Art, Politics, and Economy,” the in-depth tour focuses on traditional and contemporary art while exploring the political and historical struggles that have shaped Okinawa.

Admission is free for current OAA members and $5 for non-members. The OAA is located at 16500 S. Western Ave., Gardena 90247. RSVP is required: oaamensore@gmail.com or 310-532-1929.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Transnational Lives in Motion: The Art of Laura Kina and Viet Le

(located in Building 35A, Bronco Student Center, across from University Library)
- 2016 -

Transnational Lives in Motion: 

The Art of Laura Kina and Viet Le

Laura Kina "Uchinanchu" and Viet Le "lovebang!"
Sat. Feb. 27 – Sat. Apr. 23, 2016

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 27, 4-7pm

Artists’ Talks: Saturday, February 27, 4:45pm

Artists' Symposium: Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, 1-3pm at BSC, Ursa Minor


The Weglyn Endowed Chair for Multicultural Studies and the Kellogg University Art
Gallery are proud to sponsor the exhibitions of Laura Kina and Viet Le. Their artworks
highlight the nuanced nature of Transnational Lives in Motion among Asian American
and Pacific Islander communities. Despite Asian Americans’ contributions to the U.S. for
over three centuries, the perceptions of these communities are relegated to thinking of
them as ‘perpetual foreigners’ or consigned to model minority stereotypes. The shifting
global standing of Asian countries has changed the discourse to take into account that
Asian Americans are neither here nor there, but everywhere, as they actively partake in
transnational lives. Policies, wars, employment, and family reunifications have led to the
movement of Asian lives across the globe, transcending nations, and blurring global
boundaries as their lives are in motion. Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders today are
able to stay connected to their homeland, and others are reconstructing their multiple
identities in a nation that tries to contain them. To complicate the Asian American
experience is to understand that these communities are complex and diverse, which
adds to the continued challenges in the way we think about the layered identities and
communities of Asian American and Pacific Islander peoples. Transnational Lives in
Motion: The Art of Laura Kina and Viet Le examines the ways in which Asian American
transnationals construct and reconstruct the fabric of their identities based on their
location, space and time. From mixed-race identities with global connections, to
communities who seek refuge in the U.S. from the legacies of wars, this exhibit
highlights a few issues, which impact immigrant, refugee, and multi-racial ethnic
communities living transnational lives.

Laura Kina’s exhibition, named after her latest series, Uchinanchu, and Viet Le’s trilogy
lovebang! will be exhibited simultaneously, and for the first time, for each artist.
Uchinanchu combines Asian and Pacific Islander pop-culture textiles, fabrics and T-shirts,
formulated into colorful, large-scale tapestries, with traditional painting motifs
addressing how the assimilation of multiple cultures fold meticulously into one personal,
yet collective, journey. Viet Le's lovebang! Trilogy Premiere includes video installations
lovebang!, eclipse, and the world premiere of heARTbreak! -- each, together, transect
the topics of Asian pop-culture, hip-hop, sex, homo-eroticism and being transgender,
with struggle and war, nostalgia and heartbreak.

Co-curated by Mary Yu Danico and Michele Cairella Fillmore

Mon-Tues 4-8p
Wed-Thurs 12-4p
Sat-Sun 12-4p
Fridays Closed.
Friday viewing arrangements made by appointment only.

The Kellogg University Art Gallery is located at the
Northside of the Bronco Student Center in Building 35A
at California State Polytechnic University Pomona
3801 West Temple Avenue, Pomona CA 91768

Kellogg Gallery Direct: 909-869-4302
Huntley Gallery Direct: 909-979-5556
Email: artgalleries@cpp.edu


Galleries Curator: Michele Cairella Fillmore