Custom Kokeshi 2009


Images courtesy of LATDA Museum.

A reprise of Christina Conway’s 2007 custom show in San Diego, Custom Kokeshi 2009 feature custom painted kokeshi by over 100 international artists and designers.

Custom Kokeshi 2009 Artists

Adolie Day | Aline Yamada | Allison Sommers | Amy Huddleston | Amy Paul | Amy Ruppel | Amy Sol | Ande Cook | Andrea Innocent (Innocentgirl) | Annie Wilkinson | APAK | Bailey Saliwanchik | Betsy Walton | Brigitte Coovert | Bubi Au Yeung | Caia Koopman | Calef Brown | Camilla D’errico | Camilla Engman | Catherine Brooks | Cathie Bleck | Celëne | Christina Conway | Chun Eun Il | CJ Metzger | Dacosta! | Dan May | Danamarie Hosler | Edwin Ushiro | egg scissors | Eliza Frye | Eveline Tarunadjaja | Ferris Plock | Florence Pacho | Gustavo Aimar | Harmony Gong | Hine Mizushima | Jacqueline Myers-Cho | Jaime Zollars | Jason Limon | Jen Lobo | Jeni Yang | Jenn Playford | Jenn Porreca | Jennifer Davis | Jeremiah Ketner | Jody Hewgill | Joel Nakamura | Johnny Yanok | Julie West | Kathleen Lolley | Kelly Tunstall | Kelly Vivanco | Ken Garduno | Kent Williams | Kozyndan | Kris Chau | Krista Huot | Kristin Elder-Kwan | Kukula | Laura Laine | Lilly Piri  | Liza Corbett | Lorena Alvarez | Lou Pimentel | Macoe | Mar Hernández (Malota) | Marcos Chin | Mari Inukai | Meredith Dittmar | Michelle White | Mike Rivamonte | Miss Mindy | N.C. Winters | Nassyrova Dilka | Noferin (Nicho & Candy) | Paola Zakimi | PCP (Heisuke Kitazawa) | Pietari Posti | Pilar Berrio | Poketo x Busc | Raquel Aparicio | Red Nose Studio | Samuel Ribeyron | Sandi Calistro | Sandra Equihua | Sandra Wang/Crockett Bodelson | Sayaka | Stella Im Hultberg | Sterling Hundley | Stuntkid | Sun-Min Kim | Tado (Mike & Katie) | Tara McPherson | Tessar Lo | Toshiyuki Fukuda | Travis Louie | Yellana James | Yoskay Yamamoto

Butterfly's Mum by Adolie Day

Adolie Day (France)

Butterfly’s Mum

Acrylic, 8"H.

Mia's Garden by Aline Yamada

Aline Yamada (US)

Mia’s Garden

Gouache, 8"H.

A Minister of Good Taste by Allison Sommers

Allison Sommers (US)

A Minister of Good Taste

Acrylic, 8"H.

Cecilia by Amy Huddleston

Amy Huddleston (US)

Cecilia

Casein and wax, 8"H.

Autumn Drift by Amy Paul

Amy Paul (US)

Autumn Drift

Acrylic/Resin, 8"H.

Beloved by Amy Ruppel

@my Ruppel (US)

Beloved

Mixed media, 8"H.

Plumerie by Amy Sol

Amy Sol (US)

Plumerie

Acrylic, 8"H.

Madame Butterfly by Ande Cook

Ande Cook (US)

Madame Butterfly

Mixed media, 8"H.

Little Matcha Girl by Andrea Innocent (Innocent Girl)

Andrea Innocent (aka Innocent Girl) (Australia)

Little Matcha Girl

Acrylic and Sculpey, 8"H.

Kokeshi by Annie Wilkinson

Annie Wilkinson (Canada)

Kokeshi

8"H.

Forest Friend (Green) by APAK

APAK (US)

Forest Friend (Green)

Paper and wood, 8"H.

Forest Friend (Orange) by APAK

APAK (US)

Forest Friend (Orange)

Paper and wood, 8"H.

Mimi by Bailey Saliwanchik

Bailey Saliwanchik (US)

Mimi

Acrylic, 8"H.

Dolly by Betsy Walton

Betsy Walton (US)

Dolly

Acrylic and gouache, 8"H.

Zombuki Spirit by Brigitte Coovert

Brigitte Coovert (US)

Zombuki Spirit

Mixed media, 8"H.

Snowy-A Creature Live in Snowland by Bubi Au Yeung

Bubi Au Yeung (Hong Kong)

Snowy—A Creature Live in Snowland

Mixed media, 8"H.

Don't Worry, I'll Protect You by C.J. Metzger

C.J. Metzger (US)

Don’t Worry, I’ll Protect You

Acrylic, 8"H.

Brynn by Caia Koopman

Caia Koopman (US)

Kokeshi

Acrylic, 8"H.

Kokeshi #2 by Calef Brown

Calef Brown (US)

Kokeshi #2

Acrylic, 8"H.

RayRaychan by Camilla D'errico

Camilla d’Errico (Canada)

RayRaychan

Mixed media, 8"H.

Paper Folklore Kokeshi by Camilla Engman

Camilla Engman (Sweden)

Paper Folklore Kokeshi

Mixed media, 8"H.

Isobel and the Pearl Forest by Catherine Brooks

Catherine Brooks (US)

Isobel and the Pearl Forest

Wood, Sculpey, Rustoleum, and oil paint, 8"H.

Dreams in Nature by Cathie Bleck

Cathie Bleck (US)

Dreams in Nature

Kaolin clay/inks with acrylic varnish, 8"H.

Mosura by Celene

Celene (US)

Mosura

Mixed media, 8"H.

Mix & Match, Collect & Play Kokeshi by Christina Conway

Christina Conway (US)

Mix & Match, Collect & Play Kokeshi

Acrylic, 8"H.

Untitled by Chun Eun Sil

Chun Eun Sil (Korean)

Untitled

Acrylic, 8"H.

DCTOumushizu by Dacosta!

Dacosta! (Canada)

DCTOumushizu

Mixed media, 8"H.

In the Tall Grass by Dan May

Dan May (US)

In the Tall Grass

Acrylic, 8"H.

BlueBearrow by Danamarie Hosler

Danamarie Hosler (US)

BlueBearrow

Mixed media, 8"H.

IAO School 1990 Class Photo by Edwin Ushiro

Edwin Ushiro (US)

IAO School 1990 Class Photo

Acrylic, 8"H.

Drive-Thru Kokeshi by egg scissors

egg scissors (US)

Drive-Thru Kokeshi

Mixed media, 8"H.

Hebiko by Eliza Frye

Eliza Frye (US)

Hebiko

Acrylic, 8"H.

Ako by Eveline Tarunadjaja

Eveline Tarunadjaja (Australia)

Ako

Acrylic/gouache, 8"H.

Frost by Ferris Plock

Ferris Plock (US)

Frost

Mixed media, 8"H.

Bucktoothed Girl From Luxembourg by Florence Pacho

Florence Pacho (US)

Bucktoothed Girl From Luxembourg

Oil and mixed media, 8"H.

Untitled by Gustavo Aimar

Gustavo Aimar (Argentina)

Untitled

Mixed media, 8"H.

Janus: Goddess of the Portal to Beginnings and Endings by Harmony Gong

Harmony Gong (US)

Janus: Goddess of the Portal to Beginnings and Endings

Pencil/acrylic, 8"H.

The Kyoto Ectoplasm Girl by Hine Mizushima

Hine Mizushima (Canada)

The Kyoto Ectoplasm Girl

Felt and mixed media, 8"H.

Windy by Jacqueline Myers-Cho

Jacqueline Myers-Cho (US)

Windy

Mixed media, 8"H.

Miss Spring by Jaime Zollars

Jaime Zollars (US)

Miss Spring

Acrylic, 8"H.

Melancholy by Jason Limon

Jason Limon (US)

Melancholy

Acrylic, 8"H.

The Silky Anteater by Jen Lobo

Jen Lobo (US)

The Silky Anteater

Oil, 8"H.

Mint by Jeni Yang

Jeni Yang (US)

Mint

Clay, cel-vinyl, and acrylic, 8"H.

Mariette by Jenn Playford

Jenn Playford (Canada)

Mariette

Mixed media, 8"H.

Forever Will Not Wait by Jenn Porreca

Jenn Porreca (US)

Forever Will Not Wait

Acrylic, 8"H.

Fancy Cat by Jennifer Davis

Jennifer Davis (US)

Fancy Cat

Acrylic and graphite, 8"H.

Serene Moment by Jeremiah Ketner

Jeremiah Ketner (US)

Serene Moment

Acrylic, 8"H.

Floria by Jody Hewgill

Jody Hewgill (Canada)

Floria

Mixed media, 8"H.

Ultraman by Joel Nakamura

Joel Nakamura (US)

Ultraman

Acrylic, 8"H.

Owl Nest by Johnny Yanok

Johnny Yanok (US)

Owl Nest

Acrylic, 8"H.

Carrot by Julie West

Julie West (UK)

Carrot

Gouache, acrylic, and ink, 8"H.

Garden Spirit by Kathleen Lolley

Kathleen Lolley (US)

Garden Spirit

Acrylic, 8"H.

Tangerine by Kelly Tunstall

Kelly Tunstall (US)

Tangerine

Mixed media, 8"H.

Rabbits Foot Luck by Kelly Vivanco

Kelly Vivanco (US)

Rabbits Foot Luck

Acrylic, 8"H.

Spyglass by Kelly Vivanco

Kelly Vivanco (US)

Spyglass

Acrylic, 8"H.

Waiting by Ken Garduno

Ken Garduno (US)

Waiting

Mixed media, 8"H.

Kokeshisena by Kent Williams

Kent Williams (US)

Kokeshisena

Mixed media, 8"H.

Kozy Kappa by kozyndan

kozyndan (US)

Kozy Kappa

Mixed media, 8"H.

Naked by Kris Chau

Kris Chau (US)

Naked

Acrylic, 8"H.

Forest Vestal by Krista Huot

Krista Huot (Canada)

Forest Vestal

Acrylic, 8"H.

Gato Amarillo by Kristin Elder-Kwan

Kristin Elder-Kwan (US)

Gato Amarillo

Oil, 8"H.

Marisa and Philip by Kukula

Kukula (US)

Marisa and Philip

Acrylic, 8"H.

Untitled by Laura Laine

Laura Laine (Finland)

Untitled

Acrylic and pencil, 8"H.

Little Cuscus by Lilly Piri

Lilly Piri (Germany)

Little Cuscus

Acrylic, 8"H.

Mme. Tallien by Liza Corbett

Liza Corbett (US)

Mme. Tallien

Acrylic, 8"H.

The Forest by Lorena Alvarez

Lorena Alvarez (Colombia)

The Forest

Acrylic, 8"H.

Yori by Lou Pimentel

Lou Pimentel (US)

Yori

Oil, 8"H.

Pistol Pete by Macoe

Macoe (US)

Pistol Pete

Acrylic, 8"H.

Mizuki by Mar Hernandez aka Malota

Mar Hernández aka Malota (Spain)

Mizuki

Acrylic and handmade crochet, 8"H.

Untitled by Marcos Chin

Marcos Chin (US)

Untitled

Ink, watercolor, and resin, 8"H.

Rengesyomasena by Mari Inukai

Mari Inukai (US)

Rengesyomasena

Oil, 8"H.

Duality by Meredith Dittmar

Meredith Dittmar (US)

Duality

Polymer clay and mixed media, 8"H.

Perch by Michelle White

Michelle White (US)

Perch

Graphite, acrylic, 8"H.

Hoshi (Star) by Mike Rivamonte   Etsu (Delight) by Mike Rivamonte   Kichi (Lucky) by Mike Rivamonte

Mike Rivamonte (US)

Hoshi (Star)

Mixed media, 8"H.

Etsu (Delight)

Mixed media, 8"H.

Kichi (Lucky)

Mixed media, 8"H.

The Protector of the Bunnies by Miss Mindy

Miss Mindy (US)

The Protector of the Bunnies

Mixed media, 8"H.

Omniscience by N.C. Winters

N.C. Winters

Omniscience

Acrylic and resin, 8"H.

Mika by Nassyrova Dilka

Nassyrova Dilka (Italy)

Mika

Acrylic, 8"H.

Noferin Custom Kokeshi Doll by Noferin

Noferin (Nicho & Candy) (Australia)

Noferin Custom Kokeshi Doll

Acrylic, 8"H.

Kokeshi Lotus by Paola Zakimi

Paola Zakimi (Argentina)

Kokeshi Lotus

Paper mache, 8"H.

5-5-4 (ko-ke-shi) by PCP (Heisuke Kitazawa)

PCP (Heisuke Kitazawa) (Japan)

5-5-4 (ko-ke-shi)

Acrylic, 8"H.

Sparrows by Pietari Posti

Pietari Posti (Spain)

Sparrows

Acrylic, 8"H.

Swine Queen by Pilar Berrio

Pilar Berrio (Colombia)

Swine Queen

Acrylic, 8"H.

Sebastien & Chloe by Poketo x Busc

Poketo x Busc (US)

Sebastien & Chloe

Mixed media, 8"H.

Medusas by Raquel Aparicio

Raquel Aparicio (Spain)

Medusas

Ink and acrylic, 8"H.

Pin by Red Nose Studio

Red Nose Studio (US)

Pin

Mixed media, 8"H.

The Tour Starts Here by Sandra Wang and Crockett Bodelson

Sandra Wang and Crockett Bodelson (US)

The Tour Starts Here

Acrylic, 8"H.

My Wood by Samuel Ribeyron

Samuel Ribeyron (France)

My Wood

Mixed media, 8"H.

Untitled by Sandi Calistro

Sandi Calistro (US)

Untitled

Acrylic, 8"H.

Radiating Sun Man by Sandra Equihua

Sandra Equihua (US)

Radiating Sun Man

Wood, cork, and acrylic, 12"H.

Beer Girl by Sayaka

Sayaka (Japan)

Beer Girl

Acrylic, 8"H.

Alone in the Dark by Stella Im Hultberg

Stella Im Hultberg (US)

Alone in the Dark

Oil, acrylic, and graphite, 8"H.

The Good Steward by Sterling Hundley

Sterling Hundley (US)

The Good Steward

Acrylic, 8"H.

Madam Mothera by Stuntkid (Jason Levesque)

Stuntkid (Jason Levesque) (US)

Madam Mothera

Oil, 8"H.

Ugly Forest by Sun-Min Kim

Sun-Min Kim (US)

Ugly Forest

Acrylic, 8"H.

Uglyworm by Sun-Min Kim

Sun-Min Kim (US)

Uglyworm

Acrylic, 8"H.

Happy Fuzzle by Tado (Mike & Katie)

Tado (Mike & Katie) (UK)

Happy Fuzzle

Hand carved oak, 8.5"H.

Mr. Wiggles by Tara McPherson

Tara McPherson (US)

Mr. Wiggles

Acrylic, 8"H.

On Her Own by Tessar Lo

Tessar Lo (Canada)

On Her Own

Mixed media, 8"H.

Untitled by Toshiyuki Fukuda

Toshiyuki Fukuda (Japan)

Untitled

Mixed media, 8"H.

Kokeshi Bill by Travis Louie

Travis Louie (US)

Kokeshi Bill

Acrylic, 8"H.

Eva by Yellena James

Yellena James (US)

Eva

Acrylic and ink, 8"H.

My Home by Yoskay Yamamoto

Yoskay Yamamoto (US)

My Home

Mixed media, 8"H.