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Contemporary Paintings from the Pacific Northwest​

Mira Kamada is a fine artist and designer living in Bellingham, WA. Her current oil and acrylic paintings explore semi-abstract forms drawn from nature. Kamada’s fascination with painting started early when she began  traditional oil painting classes. Growing up in New Jersey she frequented art museums and galleries in Manhattan. The landmark exhibition, “New York Painting and Sculpture: 1940-1970” at the Met, featuring the Abstract Expressionists, was a pivotal event in her artistic awakening.


While completing graduate studies in painting under June Kilgore at Marshall University, Kamada taught art in West Virginia. On a break from teaching she moved to California to work as a graphic designer and illustrator for a small book publisher, followed by stints at a daily newspaper, and an advertising agency. In 1994 she opened her design studio in Monterey. In 2004 she moved to the Pacific Northwest to focus on fine art.


Kamada’s work has been exhibited across the US and in British Columbia. Her paintings are in both private and public collections, and have appeared in films.

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Women Painters of Washington, Seattle, 2023

Women Made Gallery, Chicago, 2022

Women Painters of Washington, Seattle, 2022

Matzke Fine Art Gallery, Camano Island, WA, 2022

Women Painters of Washington, Seattle, 2021

WPW, Small Packages, Seattle, 2021

WPW, Reflections, Seattle, 2021

WPW, Critters and Creatures, Seattle, 2021

Wenatchee Museum, WPW, 2020

Museum of Northwest Art, Auction, WA, 2016 - 2022

Art in Bloom, Anacortes, WA 2015, 2016

Allied Arts, Bellingham, WA 2014

Scott Milo Gallery, Anacortes, WA 2011, 2012, 2014

CoCa Collision, Seattle, WA 2013

ArtsWest, Seattle, WA 2013

Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA 2013

Anacortes Arts Festival, Anacortes, WA 2012

Washington State Convention Center, WA 2012

Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA 2011
Edmonds Arts Festival, Edmonds, WA 2009, 2010
Poncho Art Auction, Seattle, WA 2009
The Feminine Myth, ArtsWest, Seattle, WA 2009
Collective Visions Gallery, Bremerton, WA 2009
Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC 2006

Edmonds Center for the Arts, WA 2010
Allied Arts, Bellingham, WA 2009
Monterey Conference Center, CA 1998
Pacific Grove Art Center, CA 1996



Subjectiv Art Journal, Fall 2022

Presence Journal, June 2021

3 Elements Art Journal, Summer 2020

Lesser Evil, 2006; His and Hers Christmas, 2005


Master of Arts, Painting/Studio Arts,

Marshall University, 
Arthur B. Carpenter Award for Excellence in Art
Bachelor of Arts, Art Education,

Marshall University,
Magna Cum Laude 

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Bellingham, WA

Thanks for your interest!



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