4:30 pm

kellie kawahara-niimi 

lives and works in seattle, wa


Juried Group Shows


Aces Gallery | King Street Station | Seattle, WA

Abstract Sanctuary | verum ultimum | Portland, OR

Artist-in-Rotation | Ford Art Gallery PDX | Portland, OR 

Artist-in-Rotation (Nov 2020 - April 2021) | Tsuga Fine Art | Kirkland, WA


Visual Impressions | ryan james fine arts | Kirkland, WA


Anacortes Art Festival | Anacortes Art Festival | Anacortes, WA (cancelled) 


Blue | Webster Arts | Kansas City, MO 

Abstract #6 | Verum Ultimum | Portland, OR 

Edmonds Art Festival | Edmonds CC | Edmonds, WA 

Sync10 | SYNC Gallery | Denver, CO

Award: Honorable Mention


Abstract Sanctuary | Verum Ultimum  |  Portland, OR

Black and White Show | 311 Gallery  |  Raleigh, NC


National Juried Exhibition | Larkin Arts  |  Harrisonburg, VA


Kingston Fine Arts Show | Kingston CC  |  Kingston, WA

Edmonds Art Festival | Edmonds CC  |  Edmonds, WA

Bemis Spring Show | Bemis Arts  |  Seattle, WA

Self-Care | Ford Gallery  |  Portland, OR

Unity at the Bemis | Bemis Arts  |  Seattle, WA


10:00 am

Solo Cafe Shows


BME Newsletter | Seattle, WA
Dubsea Coffee | White Center, WA


Eastern Cafe | Seattle, WA

Caffe Ladro | Lynnwood, WA 

Le Reve | Seattle, WA 

Espresso Vivace | Seattle, WA

Walnut Street Cafe | Edmonds, WA

Fresh Flours | Seattle, WA


Fresh Flours | Seattle, WA 

Columbia City Bakery | Seattle, WA 

Dubsea Coffee | White Center, WA 

Fresh Flours  |  Seattle, WA

Redwing Cafe  |  Seattle, WA


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Kellie Kawahara-Niimi (pronouns: they/theirs)  is a non-binary asian-american artist based in Seattle, Washington. Kellie uses their artwork as a way to communicate kindness, comfort and compassion to the world. Each piece is made with vulnerability and authenticity, which makes their work feels comforting and relatable. The paintings invite the viewer to find a space of quiet rest and respite in an ever-moving world. Kellie’s insatiable curiosity pushes their boundaries of creativity, allowing for explorations into various art forms, mediums, techniques and styles. Currently, they are working with mixed media resin pours.


Kellie studied Art History and Arts Management at University of San Francisco.

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