About the Artist
Kamala Dolphin-Kingsley makes mixed media paintings, drawing inspiration from marine biology, art nouveau, nostalgia, kitsch, childhood experiences, religious and asian art, fairy tales, illustrated manuscripts, psychadelia, obsessions of the Victorian era, costume jewelry, her mom’s 1970’s stained glass masterpieces & the astounding oddities of nature.
She graduated from CCAC in Oakland, CA with a BFA in photography in 1997 and currently resides in Portland OR where she does fine art paintings, private commissions, and photography. She has shown at Vermillion, Gallery 1988, Thinkspace, Roq la Rue, the Crocker Museum, the AKC Museum of the Dog and The China Institute in Paris, France, and has been published in Subculture in the World (Shoeisha, Japan), Spectrum – The Best In Contemporary Fantastic Art (volumes 13, 15 & 19), Emaho Magazine (India), and Studio Visit Magazine (Open Studios Press, Boston, MA) 2009 and 2010.
Kamala recently was awarded a combined Jordan Schnitzer Printmaking/Visual Arts Residency at Sitka Center for Art and Ecology. She spends her free time trying to make her yard look like Hawaii.