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Photographer: Rubin Quarcoopome

ABOUT

With the goal of creating something that starts the process of healing for herself and others, Kamari Bright (she/they) is a community-taught videopoet & multidisciplinary artist heavily inspired by human psychology and her own growth and healing journey. The award-winning artist leans into the interplay of imagery and language, fortifying one with the other to reflect the facets of communication.

 

Her videopoems have been internationally received at Seattle Art Museum, the International Poetry Film Festival of Thuringia, the Academy Award-qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival, and many others avenues; while their poetry has been featured in TriQuarterly,  Moss, Bellwether Arts Week, and more.

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HIGHLIGHTED EXHIBITIONS
2023    Invited Group Exhibition, Out of Sight, Bumbershoot Festival, Seattle, WA
2023    Selected Publication, TriQuarterly Issue 164, Summer/Fall
2023    Selected Solo Exhibition, Shunpike Storefronts Program
2022    Juried Publication, Merge Literary Magazine, Summer Issue
2022    Invited Group Exhibition, Our Blue Planet: Global Visions of Water, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Art Museum
2021    Group Exhibition, Collective Power Fund Showcase, King Street Station Gallery, Seattle, WA
2021    Invited Anthology, Joy Has A Sound, The Third Thing Press
2020    Invited Anthology, Issue No. 2, COASTnoCOAST
2019    Invited Publication, Volume 4, Moss
2018    Invited Group Exhibition, Bellwether Arts Week, Bellevue, WA
2017    Juried Group Exhibition, Public Access/ Open Networks, Gallery at BRIC House, Brooklyn, NY
 

HIGHLIGHTED FILM FESTIVALS
2023    Our Right to Gaze screenings, multi-city, USA
2023 & 2022  Helios Sun Poetry Film Festival, multi-city, Mexico
2022 & 2020  International Video Poetry Festival, Athens, Greece
2022    Minnesota International Film Festival, Duluth, MN
2022    North by North International Film Festival, Duluth, MN
2022 & 2020  Seattle Black Film Festival, Seattle, WA
2022    Toronto Black Film Festival, Toronto, Canada
2022    Tricky Women/Tricky Realities International Animation Film Festival, Vienna, Austria
2021 & 2019  Festival International du Film Panafricain de Cannes, Cannes, France
2021    HollyShorts Film Festival, Sherman Oaks, CA
2021    6th Art Visuals & Poetry Film Festival, Vienna, Austria
2020    Film & Video Poetry Symposium, South Pasadena, CA
2020    Rapport Festival, London, England
2020    International Poetry Film Festival of Thuringia, Thuringia, Germany
2020 & 2018  Cadence Video Poetry Festival, Seattle, WA
2018    Airstream Poetry Festival, Seaview, WA
2016    The Monthly Film Festival, Glasgow, Scotland

 

HIGHLIGHTED HONORS
2024-2018  4Culture Public Art Advisory Committee member , Seattle, WA
2023    Bainbridge Island Museum of Art BRAVA Emerging Artist, Bainbridge Island, WA
2023    Artist Trust Arts Innovator Awards Finalist, Seattle, WA
2023    Seattle Art Museum Living Labels commission, Seattle, WA
2022    Cadence Video Poetry Festival Artist in Residence, Seattle, WA
2022    Artist Trust Fellowship for Black Artists, Seattle, WA
2022 & 2017  Office of Arts & Culture City Artists Projects Award recipient
2021     King Arthur Baking Co. Commission, USA
2020    Honorable Mention for Video by Poets, Cadence Video Poetry Festival, Seattle, WA
2020    June Dodge Writing Fellow, Mineral School, Mineral, WA
2019     Best Pacific NW Short Film, Tacoma Film Festival, Tacoma, WA
2018     Jack Straw Writer, Seattle, WA
2017     4Culture Art Projects Award recipient, Seattle, WA
2016     Artists Up Grant LAB recipient, Seattle, WA

 

HIGHLIGHTED PRESS

BRAVA Award Winners 2023 – Kamari Bright

STAND TOGETHER | Kamari Bright, KING 5, 2022

Filmmaker Kamari Bright on baking, community, and connection, King Arthur Baking Co, 2021

If America was #bae, how would you describe your relationship?, KUOW, 2018

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