Meet the Artist

Artist Keven Furiya has been creating art in Seattle for more than 15 years. 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 Kunst & Kaffee, Seattle, WA
2005     Solo show, Sea-Sound Lounge, Belltown, Seattle, WA
2004     Solo show, All City Coffee, Seattle, WA
2003     Solo show, Zeitgeist Kunst & Kaffee, Seattle, WA
2002     Group show, Vital 5 Gallery, Seattle, WA.
2002     Invitational group show, Zeitgeist Kunst & Kaffee, Seattle, WA
2001     Group show, Vital 5 Gallery, Seattle, WA
2000     Group show, Vital 5 Gallery, Seattle, WA
2000     Invitational group show, Zeitgeist Kunst & Kaffee, Seattle, WA
2000     Solo show, Zeitgeist Kunst & Kaffee, Seattle,  WA.
2000     Invitational group show for the Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle WA
1999     Solo show, Trapeze Gallery, Seattle, WA.
1999     Group show, Museum of History and Industry, Seattle, WA.
1999     Group show, Bumbershoot Arts Festival, Seattle, WA.
1999     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 – Capitol Hill Life Drawing Group
1995-1998     Studio Assistant for William E. Elston
1994-1996     Studio Assistant/Monitor at Seattle Fine Art Academy