yulie urano

KCAC Artist Lifestyle Project is jumping back into the swing again this week with artist Yulie Urano (@yulieu). Yulie brings together fiber artwork into both the functional and nonfunctional realms. Her works on paper first caught our eye and then her wearables reeled us in even further. We are very excited to be able to share her art world with everyone, SO without further ado, here are a few words about Yulie, her work and her arts career:

“As a female first generation Japanese-American, I am attempting to realize and balance how these different qualities affect my art and my identity. My lineage has become the foundation of my identity, just as interlacing structures are the foundation of my work. Although not all of my pieces are specifically about my roots, they never cease to be apparent in my work.

Interlocking structures, whether in a knit or in handmade paper, is what informs my material choices. The process of creating my own fiber elements to work with is crucial to the layers of the conceptual development of my work because of how it refers to the two cultures I grew up in. After working with the structural possibilities inherent within each material, I push it a step further by using my own hand to instruct the form. By pushing the possible relationships between form, material, and textile processes, I create work that allows me to explore my ideas about self-identity.”

We are thrilled to see what Yulie has in store for us! Here are a few images of her artwork and past Instagram photos to get things kicked off…

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Be sure to follow Yulie on her KCAC Instagram journey starting tomorrow Thursday, July 6th – Tuesday, July 11th!

If you missed any of our previous Artist Lifestyle Artists you can always catch up on the KCAC Instagram (@kcartistscoalition) to see what has been happening or search social media with the hashtags: #kcartistlifestyle #kcacartistlifestyle