Artist statement

 

Kayako Sareen

612.866.7033                                                   kayako@kmaestudio.com

 

Artist Statement

Kayako grew up in Osaka, Japan; a concrete jungle, yet surrounded by magnificent mountains and an ocean vista that transformed in color, in texture, and even in shape with every season.

Kayako's motto in photography is "kannon," which literally means "watching the sound" in Japanese.  She seeks to capture images that evoke sounds like giggles, sobs, laughs and conversations.

 

Exhibition

·      The Mall Galleries, London UK April – May 2016

·      6x6 Center of Photography, Cyprus – May 2016

·      Harvest: The Bounty of Washington, WA State Convention Center, July 2015 – June 2016

·      SLU Cascade Second Sunday Stroll, Caffé Torino Seattle, March – April 2016

·      Queen Anne Uptown ArtWalk, Seattle Center Armony, February 2016

·      The Gallery Belltown, Seattle, October 2015

·      Wing Young Huie’s Exhibition – October 2009, 2010

·      10th Annual Seward Art Festival – October 2009

 

Affiliations/Workshops/Seminars

·      Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) March 2013 - Present

·      An Affiliate photographer of Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep – July 2012 – July 2014

·      Wing Young Huie’s Photo Salon Member – May 2006 – May 2011

·      Dakota County Technical College, MN – August 2007 - January 2008

 

Employment

Photographer and Owner – August 2008 – Present

k.mae studio, Seattle, WA

Assistant Photographer – 2007 – 2009

Perspective Studio, St. Paul MN

Marketing Campaign Project Manager – September 2006 – January 2009

Best Buy Co., Inc., Minneapolis MN

Sr. Financial Analyst – June 2002 – August 2006

Best Buy Co., Inc., Minneapolis MN

International Marketing Analyst – August 1998 – October 2001

Northwest Airlines, Minneapolis MN

Photo Lab Developer – August 1996 – August 1998

University of St. Thomas, St. Paul MN

 

Partnership

American Red Cross, Visual Story Teller – Northwest Region, February 2016 – Present

Queen Anne Chamber of Commerce, January 2016 - Present

 

Education

University of St. Thomas, St. Paul MN – May 2000

Graduate School Of Business - Master of International Management