Artist Profile - Eliaichi Kimaro

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Eliaichi Kimaro

Eliaichi Kimaro Profile Photo
2018 Fellowship Awards2010 Grants for Artist Projects
King County

Discipline

Multidisciplinary

A Lot Like You, 2004. film still: Rachel David.

A Lot Like You, poster, 2004.

A Lot Like You, 2004. film still: Rachel David.

Centering Blackness II, encaustic mixed media, 24 x 24 x 1.5 inches, 2018. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Perspective II, encaustic mixed media, 12 x 12 x 1 inches, 2018. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Resist, encaustic mixed media, 24 x 36 x 1.5 inches, 2017. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Stormy Sea, encaustic mixed media, 12 x 12 x 2 inches, 2018. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Void, encaustic mixed media, 24 x 36 x 1.5 inches, 2018. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Eliaichi Kimaro is the founder of 9elephants productions, a company that uses film to bring stories of struggle, resistance, and survival to a broader audience. She produced over 80 videos for local and national non-profits addressing social and economic justice issues. She is the director of the Award-winning documentary A Lot Like You, and her 5-year festival/campus/conference lecture tour culminated in her 2016 TEDxSeattle talk, “Why the World Needs Your Story.”

For the past 40 years, Eliaichi has explored her personal/family narrative through writing, photography, music, film, and most recently, encaustic mixed media painting. She is a self-taught artist who will learn whatever medium it takes to tell the story that’s emerging. As she mines these narratives, she uses art to shine a light in the dark corners of half-told truths and shame-filled silence. Art illuminates the complexities of the story, with all its messy, complicated, conflicting truths.

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