Free Shipping on All Orders

I Am Because You Were
I Am Because You Were
Shipping & Returns

Shipping is free on all orders. 

Artworks ship within 14 days of purchase or upon conclusion of the show.

You'll receive confirmation of shipping and delivery via email.

You have 14 days to request a return and another 14 days to return the artwork. For more details, please review our full Return Policy.

  • Load image into Gallery viewer, I Am Because You Were
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, I Am Because You Were
  • I Am Because You Were
  • I Am Because You Were

Eliaichi Kimaro

I Am Because You Were

Select Kind
Original
Prints
Frame Options
Sold Without Frame
Select Print Size
£984
Tax included.
Prints available
starting at: £985
translation missing: en.products.product.is_framed

Sold Without Frame

Acrylic & oil on wood panel

Ships from Seattle, Washington, USA

Shipping: domestic only

24 x 24 x 2 in

609.6 x 609.6 x 50.8 mm

61.0 x 61.0 x 5.1 cm

0.6096 x 0.6096 x 0.0508 meter

Currently in a show in Seattle. Pick up from the venue and free shipping available when the show ends on August 10th 2022.
This original artwork is already in your cart
In Your Cart
We're so sorry! This original artwork can only be shipped to addresses within the United Kingdom.
Please change your location or shop for prints, which can be shipped worldwide.
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
United States

Artist Information
Bio
Eliaichi Kimaro’s film A Lot Like You (2011) won six Best Documentary Awards on the film festival circuit before broadcasting nationwide on PBS. After eight years on the international lecture circuit, she distilled her keynotes in her 2016 TEDxSeattle talk, “Why the World Needs Your Story.”

Painting has been her focus since 2014. Eliaichi was selected for the 2017 Center on Contemporary Art (COCA) Artist Residency and was the recipient of the 2018 Artist Trust Fellowship. She’s received numerous CityArtist, 4Culture and Artist Trust grants for her work in art and film. Recently, she was awarded the McMillen Foundation Arts Fellowship (2020), and a 4-week artist residency at Chateau d’Orqueveaux in France (2021).

Eliaichi is a member of Columbia City Gallery and COCA Gallery, and a juried member of the City of Seattle’s Ethnic Artist Roster. In addition, she has served on numerous nonprofit Boards, art grant panels, film festival juries, and museum exhibition planning committees.
Artist Statement
I am a creative storyteller who will learn whatever medium it takes to tell the story that is emerging. Over the past 40 years, I have used writing, music, photography, film, storytelling, and now mixed media art to explore my personal and family narratives.

As a queer, mixed-race woman of color, a daughter of immigrants (Korean mother, Tanzanian father), and a survivor of abuse, I make art to tell stories ~ because every time we contribute our story, we create a more expansive, inclusive portrait of humanity.

As a mother of a teenage daughter, I feel compelled to think about where I stand in the flow of cultural inheritance and legacy. Writing makes my subconscious conscious. It is my key to unlocking these stories I’ve inherited about who I am and where I come from. Making art illuminates the complexities of the story—with all its messy, complicated, conflicting truths.

I’ve been reflecting on the role of art in my life in these quarantined times. Carving out time to get into the studio each day is no longer an ‘if I have time’ matter. It has become as integral to my well-being as my daily writing practice. It is a must. It helps me repair and restore the parts of my soul that are beyond the reach of words.
Shipping & Returns

Shipping is free on all orders. 

Artworks ship within 14 days of purchase or upon conclusion of the show.

You'll receive confirmation of shipping and delivery via email.

You have 14 days to request a return and another 14 days to return the artwork. For more details, please review our full Return Policy.

citiesList___city__California^country__USA^currency__USD*^*city__Edinburgh^country__United Kingdom^currency__GBP*^*city__London^country__United Kingdom^currency__GBP*^*city__Greater London^country__United Kingdom^currency__GBP*^*city__Margate^country__United Kingdom^currency__GBP*^*city__NajamCity^country__NajamCountry^currency__GBP#####countriesList___country__United Kingdom^currency__GBP*^*country__UK^currency__GBP*^*country__USA^currency__USD*^*country__United States^currency__USD*^*country__United States of America^currency__USD

You may also like

    Logs

    Show and sell your art with LoCA