My new TOME- Melancholia piece is done! I'm really excited about this new process of collaging and use of colour. It started with my piece for Allan Amato's Temple of Art project, but I can't publish that until the show is launched next year.
To view details, please go to the drawing tab above.
Where does the time fly! I have a few exciting announcements.
Click on the image below for my Etsy shop.
Click on the image below for my Big Cartel shop.
I will also be showing at next week's La Luz de Jesus opening, Beer Is Art. We all were given coasters to draw on. For purchasing details please click on the coasters. The opening is Friday, September 6, from 8-11pm. See you there!
And last but not least, I am honoured to be invited to contribute to the next TOME publication by 44FLOOD. I hope to share my new drawing for that soon. I have been trying something new with my drawings, which I am really excited to share.
I am very pleased to announce that I have been accepted into the annual group show, Laluzapalooza at La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles!
Here is the flier for the Kat Von D's Wonderland Gallery, opening on Friday, November 2nd, 8:30-10pm. Come stop by!
I also wanted to share some photos that Allan Amato shot for me for my new Miyu Decay line, Berber Macabre. The first one is from the photoshoot and the second is what happened in the aftermath! I love shooting with Allan, as he is quick and knows how to direct a silly non model like myself. Thanks Allan! (please do not use the images without crediting/asking. Thank you!)
I will be exhibiting at a new gallery opening in Chelsea- NYC in June. More news on that to come but first...
SUPER excited to have my very first artist portraits shot by my talented friend, Allan Amato (please do not use the images without crediting/asking. Thank you!)
Please stop by this Friday the 13th for the opening!
To preview some of the work that will be shown, please click on the invite below.
Great news! I am officially represented by Skotia Gallery in Culver City!! My first show with the gallery will be a group drawing show, "Veneris XIII," opening on Friday, April 13th. I am really excited to start this new venture with Skotia Gallery and hope to see some of you there.
Eep! new drawings are finally up. Please view them in my drawing section. I am still trying to figure out what the fourth should be...I'm in the process of designing and carving new pieces for Miyu Decay.
In the meantime, check out this great write up on my sterling silver bat skeleton in Trend Hunter. Thank you Sophia!
Happy New Year everyone! The start of the year has already been really exciting creatively. I finished 3 out of the 4 drawings of my new series. I'm trying to get it up on my drawing page but alas, having dreamweaver issues! I might just get fed up and post them here instead...
However! before that, I was recently interviewed by the lovely Zoetica Ebb for the latest installment of Shop Talk on China Shop Mag. Check it out to see the interworkings of my jewelry/accessory line Miyu Decay.
I've been working on making this sterling silver bat skeleton necklace for over two years and it is finally done! Click on the image to be linked to the etsy listing.
Thank you to my amazingly, talented friends who helped!
New drawing, it's been almost two and a half years since I've been able to make any art. I will have a higher res image some time in the future.
| (A) Murder of Crows- 4 |
I will be vending my Miyu Decay jewelry and accessories this Sunday, November 6th from 1pm-9pm in Anaheim, CA at the Bats Day Holiday Black Market. Come shopping for your holiday goodies and support local artisans!
James' website is live! Please click on the image below to link to the endowment site for more detailed information on the fundraising event. I will be donating my artwork and Miyu Decay jewelry/accessories for the raffle and art sale!
As the two year anniverary of my dear fiance, James Philip Ribiat-Finley approaches, I thought it would be a good time to celebrate his life with creativity, joy and the arts- aspects of his short, yet fulfilled life that he embraced and nurtured within everyone around him. I am organizing a fundraiser for his arts endowment. It will be held at Sancho Gallery in Echo Park on Friday, August 26th, 2011 from 7pm-12am.
There will be: amazing raffle prizes donated by incredibly talented artists, live music, performances, djing
More info to come about participating artists, musicians, and performers but in the meantime please check out this great blog spot that has been featured on Coilhouse for the event. Thanks ladies!!
4/29/11 part one!
I will be participating in another art show benefiting Japan! The website isn't up yet but here's a peak at the flier and participating artists. The opening is Friday, June 3rd at 8pm. 2341 E. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles. My super talented friend Tas Limur took the cover photo of the flier. Please come support the efforts to help Japan and see some amazing art! Tas will also have a photobooth, tons of performances, etc!
4/29/11 part deux
Thanks to everyone who came out to the Sweet Streets #PrayforJapan fundraiser at JapanLA in Los Angeles last month! With the sales of my watercolours and jewelry, I was able to help raise about $700!!! for Red Cross Japan. I was so happy to be able to meet the lovely ladies who bought my paintings, made some great new friends too!
An absolutely lovely new friend that I made from the opening was Yume Ninja Sovereign.
I will be donating these two watercolours, framed and ready to hang in your lovely homes, for the Sweet Streets #PrayforJapan fundraiser at JapanLA in Los Angeles this Saturday, March 19th. Located at 7320 1/2 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046, the opening reception is from 7pm-10pm.
I am also donating two Miyu Decay pieces.
Please come show your support, buy cool art and accessories, all for a good cause! Click on the flyer below for more information on the roster of amazing artists, vendors and sponsors!
A very special surprise gifted by Jeremy. He had Shin write 'Stephanie James' on the the Love Movement wall at the Superfrog Gallery.
xoxo Thanks so much Jeremy!
Waaaaaa!!! My kickstarter project for Miyu Decay has been fully funded!! Thank you all for the overwhelming support to everyone who has contributed to my project. I am forever grateful for the support!
Big humongous thanks to:
Mason, Doug and Nicole, Lucas, Jeremy, Mike, Jan, Barbara, Kelly, Brian, Kevin, Haley, Hana, Allan, Robbie, Tim, Lynn, Danny, Angelia, Hannah, Aya, Pete and Marla, Tas, Sasha, ghostumbrella, George, Sue, David, Mary, Rickmond, Chris, Ross, Maxwell, Alexandra and Daniel, Andrea and Jim.
In the world of reviews and shows...
Here are my speedy custom Miyu Decay vinyl toys that I modified for the Love Movement show. Click on the image to see Jeremyriad's review of the first show he curated! Congrats on a most successful show!
And...here is an image from the Feeding Ghosts show at Kitsch Gallery in SF.
I am extremely excited to announce the launch of my Kickstarter account to help raise funds for new equipment and casting. With these basic tools, I will be able to create more jewelry and cut back on the production costs so that I can offer more affordable jewelry and a variety of pieces. My goal is to reach $2,500.
How Kickstarter works is, there are different tiered pledge amounts where I offer some of my jewelry and artwork as a reward, starting at the $10 pledge amount. Of course as the pledges goes up, the rewards offered go up as well! Anything as little as the loose change in your pockets is greatly appreciated because as we all know, every penny counts! Unless I meet the goal amount, I will not receive any of the funds and you will not be charged the amount that you have pledged.
Please follow this link to go to my Kickstarter page to find out more details in regards to the project and rewards. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/miyudecay/miyu-decay-jewelry-line-by-stephanie-inagaki/
I would greatly appreciate it if you all could help spread the good word as well!
I also have a new line of pewter and more affordable necklaces available on my Etsy page. Please click on the preview photo below to see the new work!
In fine art news!
I will be showing some prints of old drawings and if my attempt at making a new sculpture will be successful, I will be showing a new piece of work as well. I have been unable to make any new work for over a year. Thanks Hilary for inviting me to show in Feeding Ghosts next month at Kitsch Gallery in SF. The opening will be on the 11th of December so mark your calendars if you're in the area! I would love to see you there.
It's been over a year since I've updated my website, but I am excited to launch my new jewelry line, Miyu Decay. Etsy seems like the best forum for having a solid site up for sales, so for now it will be the main website for my jewelry line.
Miyu Decay amalgamates macabre fineries with varying accoutrements of the Old World.
Miyu Decay is dedicated to James Philip Ribiat-Finley: the finest gentleman to grace this proprietress’ sentience. His vivacity, compassion, brilliance and urbane sophistication is a driving force and great influence on all things creative, artistic, mundane and incorporeal.
Also my first post on Coilhouse, a sort of joint write up on my work and jewelry. Click on the link below to see the article. Thanks ladies!
Another write up from Jeremyriad, the super awesome toy maven who was kind enough to blog about my new jewelry line. Click click click away!
I was unable to participate in the recent SF show due to the sudden death of my fiance, James Philip Ribiat. James was an incredible Renaissance man who was talented in all walks of life and was an avid champion of the arts. In his memory, my family and I are setting up the James Philip Ribiat Arts Endowment Fund for young Ventura county area artists and musicians. We hope that if you are moved to make a donation to a good cause, that you will consider this one. I will be posting more info in the next coming weeks. If you would like to be notified by email, please contact me at: sinagaki @ gmail.com
Words are insufficient to describe how much you will be missed, James. You have been the first and only love of my life. Rest in Peace.
Photo credit: Andrew Yoon, Coilhouse magazine launch party
A couple new pieces will be debuting at Unnerving Conceptions at Back to the Picture, in SF SOMA, opening on Sept 3rd for first Thursdays.
The jewelry line is a bit on a hold because I have been busy with my day job, but I have finally created a Maker's stamp design and font for the name of the line! Keep your peepers peeled.
I will be in a group show entitled You, Me, and Everyone We Know at Alphonse Berber Gallery, opening on April 17th. Come out to the East Bay!
Also on May 15th I will be exhibiting in the MFA Graduate exhibition at the Herbst Pavillion at Fort Mason Center, San Francisco. 7-9pm.
3/11/09The drawing page has been updated! I will also be debuting a jewelry line this summer. Here's a sneak peak! If you would like to be notified of the launch email me. danke!
1/23/09It has finally given birth to an official website!