laura kina

education
mfa 2001 studio arts university of illinois at chicago
bfa 1994 painting the school of the art institute of chicago

solo exhibitions
2003 hapa soap opera, diana lowenstein fine arts, miami, fl
2002 laura kina, union league club of chicago, chicago, il
1999 laura kina: recent paintings, casa de arte y cultura “calles y suenos”, chicago, il
1994 pidg’in, skokie public library, skokie, il

selected group exhibitions
2004 men and boys, walker's point center for the arts, milwaukee, wi
women in the middle: borders, barriers, intersections, walker's point center for the arts, milwaukee, wi
coming soon, gene siskel film center, chicago, il
palm beach contemporary, diana lowenstein fine arts, west palm beach, fl
2003 young generation ii, diana lowenstein fine arts, miami, fl
landmark project, art-link ueno-yanaka 2003, tokyo, japan
social patterns, northeastern illinois university fine arts center, chicago, il
mythical nation, artspace, new haven, ct
art chicago, diana lowenstein fine arts, chicago, il
laura kina: new work, 55 mercer gallery, new york, ny
2002 art basel miami, diana lowenstein fine arts, miami, fl
art chicago, diana lowenstein fine arts, chicago, il
young generation, diana lowenstein fine arts, miami, fl
translation, uic ciu art lounge/project a, chicago, il
the summer show, gallery 312, chicago, il
too cute, asian arts initiative gallery, philadelphia, pa
depaul university faculty exhibition, depaul university art gallery, chicago, il
2001 art miami, diana lowenstein fine arts, miami, fl
chop, hot house/asian american artists collective, chicago, il
mediums, atomic kitchen, chicago, il
the first parking lot biennale, 801 s. wells parking lot, chicago, il
welcometo my doll house, absolute vision6, zolla/lieberman gallery, chicago, il
visual arts scholarship exhibit, union league civic & arts foundation, chicago, il
stuck inside these four walls, suitable gallery, chicago, il
ill., great space, university of illinois at chicago, chicago, il
uic thesis exhibition, gallery 400, chicago, il
2000 find, mn gallery, chicago, il
visual arts scholarship exhibit, union league civic & arts foundation, chicago, il
herasia, the three arts club, chicago, il
off site, great space, university of illinois at chicago, chicago, il
1999 degrees of influence, a.r.c. gallery, chicago, il
1997 dilemma, gary marks gallery, chicago, il
1996 what u b about? cultural {urban} negotiations, malcom x college, chicago, il
1995 two generations: a visual dialogue, evanston hall gallery, chicago, il
1994 out of the margins, artemisia gallery, chicago, il
selected artists, betty rymer gallery, chicago, il
b.f.a. exhibition, the school of the art institute of chicago, chicago, il
common ground revisioned, south shore cultural center, chicago, il
border/crossings, the rackham galleries, university of michigan, ann arbor, mi
1993 first degree exhibition, betty rymer gallery, chicago, il
destinasian, the chicago cultural center, north lakeside cultural center,
and the south shore cultural center, chicago, il
being eaten alive in front of your eyes, gallery 2, chicago, il

awards
2000 & 2001 visual arts scholarship, union league civic & arts foundation
2000 stone award, howard and donna stone scholarship
1997 artist fellowship award in the visual arts, illinois arts council
1993 community arts assistance program grant, city of chicago dept. of cultural affairs and the national endowment for the arts
1991-1994 merit scholarship, the school of the art institute of chicago
1991-1994 arts & crafts scholarship, city of poulsbo, washington

bibliography
2004 mavin magazine, "the multiracial muse: four artists' exploration of the mixed race experience", sena yang, issue #7, p. 64-65.
featured artist for the month of january www.ebonyivoryme.com
2003 art asia pacific, "mythical nation", laura kateri leung, issue #38, p. 22 and p. 64 photo credits for a portrait of eric byler.
2003 the asia channel, "us asians" talk show with lambert matias, "asian americans & the arts", august 16, 2003. www.theasiachannel.com
the new york times (connecticut version), “the asia within us: bicultural eyes and what they see”, bejamin genocchio, july 27, 2003.
the new haven register, “mythical nation, where cultures overlap”, judy birke, july 13, 2003.
the depaulia, “collective project brings forth immigrant issues: solidarity among marginalized groups showcased in ‘register this!’”, canlas, oivia, april 18, 2003.
2002 ocean drive, “art basel miami beach; south beach: the art world’s new epicenter”, tom austin, vol. 10/no. 11 december 2002
where miami, “art & antiques: discover miami’s exciting art scene”, december 2002
ben around town on wycc channel 20 chicago, “popular critic”, october 18, 2002.
art nexus, “art chicago 2002”, charmaine picard, no. 45/vol. 3/2002
new american paintings, volume 41, the open studio press, boston, ma
asianweek, “poetics of reaction”, christopher andrew, april 26 – may 2, 2002.
depaul university faculty exhibition catalog, depaul university art gallery
the chicago shimpo japanese american news, “"recent paintings by nikkei artist laura kina", hiroko saito, march 22, 2002
2001 new art examiner, “welcome to my dollhouse”, john brunetti, vol. 29/no.2
2000 www.polvo.org online art magazine curated by miguel cortez, new city, review & recommended list, michael bulka, november 30, 2000
1999 the chicago tribune, “best bet”, laura kina at calles y suenos listed as alan artner’s "best bet for art listings, may 21, 1999.
the chicago shimpo, “recent paintings by laura kina featured in one-person exhibit”
japanese language version, hiroko saito, may 21, 1999 and english language version, hiroko saito, may 28, 1999.
1994 asian american arts dialogue, “laura lee kina exploring the slipperiness of identity”, ivy panlilio, volume iv, no. 4.
evanston review/pioneer press, “asian american blends cultures in art”, myrna petlicki, november 24, 1994.
1993 the macneil-lehrer news hour on pbs, “clarence page commentary”, september 1, 1993.
the chicago tribune, “taking the pulse of american culture”, blair kamin, june 20, 1993.

teaching experience

fall 2003-present assistant professor, studio arts, depaul university, chicago, il
fall 2002-summer 2003 visiting assistant professor, studio arts, depaul university, chicago, il
fall 2001- summer 2002 instructor, studio arts, depaul university, chicago, il
summer 2002 instructor, advanced portraiture & various youth fine arts courses, evanston art center
spring/summer 2002 instructor, early college program, painting i: from drawing to painting, the school of the art institute of chicago
fall 2001 & fall 2002 instructor, first year program, 2d-studio 1, the school of the art institute of chicago
fall 2000 & spring 2001 teaching assistant (instructor of record), drawing 2, university of illinois at chicago, chicago, il

related experience

2004 co-curated 100 cuts group exhibition (in conjunction with the asian american showcase), gallery 312.
2003 midwest consultant for alexandra chang’s documentary, “drawing the indelible line: asian american art”
2002-present gallery 312 programming committee member
2002 co-wrote and performed a one act play called “the interrogation” with play write cara yi at the gene siskel film center on april 14th in the asian american artist collective’s re: 911 show.
2001-present member of the asian american artists collective-chicago and coordinator of project a (the collective’s visual/sound art group)
2001-2002 mentor for high school aged girls at the chinese mutual aid association
2001 member of mn gallery’s selection committee
2000 contributing editor, voices from the center: news about asian and asian american arts
and culture in the midwest, columbia college, issue 3, spring 2000
“remembering destin asian notes about the asian american art scene in chicago during the 1990’s”
coordinated offsite, great space, university of illinois at chicago
1999 co-curated yellow/face group exhibition (in conjunction with the asian american showcase), pilsen east gallery
1998-present art encounter, roots program and expanding visions program
1996-1999 scrap mettle soul, edgewater uptown community performance
1993-1995 destinasian, asian american cultural arts and education association
1994 member of the curatorial committee for border/crossings, the rackham galleries, university of michigan, ann arbor, mi 1994

professional experience
2001-2002 the school of the art institute of chicago, admissions dept.
1998-2000 holly hunt, ltd., project manager for company wide (chicago, ny, dc, minneapolis, miami) computer conversion
1996-1998 holly hunt, ltd., textile expediter chicago showroom
1994-1996 golub & company, administrative assistant/office manager
1994 berkshire corp., leasing consultant
1993-1995 destinasian, assistant to the executive director
1993 palette & chisel academy of fine arts, internship
1992 isobel neal gallery, gallery internship