Meet the Artist

Keven Furiya

Artist Keven Furiya has been creating art in Seattle for more than 15 years and  currently directs a session of Life Drawing at the Gage Fine Art Academy. As a meditative artist, Furiya is easily immersed in the tapestry of geometric shapes, colors, and textures that surround us in our environment– whether it is in the city, country, or indoors. Working from life allows Furiya to absorb the essence of the subject matter as well as the contextual elements which initially captured his attention.

As vivid reflections that translate the essential characteristics of a subject, Furiya’s plein air watercolors and oil paintings encourage observers to complete the paintings with their minds, thereby engaging the observer in internal dialogue and establishing a rewarding reciprocity with every composition.

 

Born:      Indiana, 1962

Education:

1995-1998       William E. Elston – Oil painting studies, Seattle Washington

1995-1999       Seattle Academy of Fine Art (Gage), Seattle, Washington

1995-1996       Seattle Central Community College, Seattle, Washington Graphic Design & Illustration

1986                 Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana – Bachelor of Science

Selected Exhibitions:

2012      Solo show, Vecta Photo Studio/Gallery, Georgetown, Seattle

2011      Juried group show, C Gallery, Seattle

2011      Group show, Vandenbrink Gallery, Tashiro Kaplan Building, Seattle

2010     Group show, Georgetown Art Center, Seattle

2009     Group show, Corridor Gallery, Seattle

2008     Solo show, Muree M Bronner Gallery, Neptune Art Center, Utica, New York

2006     Solo show, Zeitgeist Coffee, Seattle, WA

2005     Solo show, Sea-Sound Lounge, Belltown, Seattle, WA

2004     Solo show, All City Coffee, Seattle, WA

2003     Solo show, Zeitgeist Cafe, Seattle, WA

2002     Group show, Vital 5 Gallery, Seattle, WA

Invitational group show, Zeitgeist Cafe, Seattle, WA

2001     Group show, Vital 5 Gallery, Seattle, WA

2000    Group show, Vital 5 Gallery, Seattle, WA

Invitational group show, Zeitgeist Cafe, Seattle, WA

Solo show, Zeitgeist Cafe, Seattle, WA.

Invitational group show for the Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle WA

1999     Solo show, Trapeze Gallery, Seattle, WA

Group show, Museum of History and Industry, Seattle, WA

Group show, Bumbershoot Arts Festival, Seattle, WA

Solo show, J.E.M. Gallery, Pioneer Square, Seattle, WA

Awards:

2008     Co-recipient, King County 4culture Grant – in collaboration with Doug Vann, David Guilbault and Andrew Zadrozny

Other:

2012                Moderator – Life Drawing Session at Gage Fine Art Academy, Seattle

2006-2009     Moderator – Life Drawing Session – Capital Hill Life Drawing Group

1995-1998     Studio Assistant for William E. Elston

1994-1996     Studio Assistant/Monitor at Seattle Fine Art Academy

 

Professional (daytime job)

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/keven-furiya/47/73b/a35

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‘Paint Tubes’, watercolor, 5 x 7 in. (click image to enlarge) Welcome to the grand opening of my blog. I’ll be using this forum to post works in progress, studies, sketches and bric-a-brac related to my art projects.

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