Kristie Kosmides

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Kosmides is a fourth generation Japanese American and a Hilo, Hawaii-based painter. Art is her daily practice which explores the intimate and ephemeral qualities of humanity through abstract works that honor a sense of that which is greater than herself.  Her work aims to touch the hearts of others and manages to make the personal universal through the eternal languages of beauty, connection and visual storytelling.

Kosmides’ work resides in numerous collections and has been exhibited nationally in galleries in California and Hawaii, as well as internationally in Japan. She earned her BFA from Otis College of Art and Design, where she was also the recipient of the Otis College of Art and Design Thesis Award. Her work has recently been installed at the Hawaii State Capitol Building on the island of Oahu and the Honolulu International Airport.