Contemporary Paintings from the Pacific Northwest​

Mira Kamada is a contemporary painter located in Bellingham, WA. Her current colorful oil and acrylic paintings explore abstract forms drawn from nature. Kamada’s fascination with painting started early. She studied traditional oil painting as a teenager. Growing up in New Jersey she frequented major art museums and galleries in Manhattan. A pivotal event in her artistic awakening was the landmark exhibition, “New York Painting and Sculpture: 1940-1970” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, featuring the work of the Abstract Expressionists.


After completing graduate studies in painting under June Kilgore at Marshall University, Kamada taught art in West Virginia for five years. Following a break to paint full time she moved to California where she worked as a production artist for a small publishing company, and later as a designer at a daily newspaper. In the 90s she opened a graphic design studio in Monterey. Balancing a busy design studio with painting proved challenging and rewarding. After a successful second career in design she relocated to the Pacific Northwest to paint full time.


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

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Women Painters of Washington, Dreamscapes, 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, 2018, 2019

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


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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