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Greg Kono Biography

I'm a third generation Japanese American (Sansei) and native of Sacramento, California. I graduated from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design in 1986. After graduating, I worked for Herb Rosenthal and Associates in Los Angeles as an exhibit designer and West Office Design Associates in San Francisco as an exhibit designer. There, I designed exhibits for national and international science museums.

In 1990, I relocated to Seattle where I attended the University of Washington and Pratt Fine Arts Center to study sculpture and metal design. I served as a staff member of The Children’s Museum, Seattle where I fabricated and maintained exhibits until 1991 when I formed my own design studio, Kono Design.

I had collaborated with Annex Design on several projects focusing on youth museum exhibits before joining the company in 1997. I stayed with Annex Design as a Senior Associate until the end of 2001.

In 2001, I began making paper and bamboo kites. My family reunion kite was one of my first kites completed. In April of 2002 I was fortunate to discover a Japanese kite building workshop taught by master kite builders; Nobuhiko Yoshizumi and Scott Skinner at the Drachen Foundation in Seattle, Washington. Six months later I began working for the foundation, where I develop traveling exhibits, update their website, teach and participate in kite building workshops, while continuing to develop my own kites and artwork.

I started working for the Nature Consortium as a teaching artist in 2005. I have since taught kite making workshops both locally and internationally to youths and adults. I recently began teaching toy making to youths. In the beginning of 2007 I received a Drachen Foundation Grant to study traditional Edo Kite Making with master kite maker Mikio Toki in Chiba, Japan. My artwork is continuing to evolve with an emphasis on bamboo and paper.

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Qualifications: Thorough knowledge and experience in all phases of Museum Exhibit Design, including: research, conceptual sketching, design development, model building, detail drafting, prototyping, cost estimating, project management and fabrication.

Technical Skills: Experienced in a full range of graphic and design software, including: Photoshop, Illustrator, Pagemaker, InDesign, GoLive and AutoCad. Quick learner of new software and hardware. Able to perform hardware and software upgrades and build basic computer systems.

Fabrication Skills: Extensive experience in rough carpentry, finish carpentry and cabinet building. Basic grounding in sculptural techniques, metalworking, and small electronics.

Employment

Kono Design, Owner
Seattle, Washington 1991-Present

Annex Design, Senior Associate
Tacoma, Washington 1997-2001

West Office Design Associates, Exhibit Designer
San Francisco, California 1988-89

Herb Rosenthal and Associates, Exhibit Designer
Los Angeles, California 1986-87

Gensler and Associates, Architects , Designer
Los Angeles, California 1986

Education

Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, Washington
Sculpture 1990

University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
Post Baccalaureate studies in sculpture and metal design 1990

Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
Graduated with Distinction, Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design 1986

Consumnes River College, Sacramento, CA
Graduated with Distinction, Associate in Arts Degree in Environmental Design 1984

Affiliations

Member, American Association of Museums
Member, American Kitefliers Association

Selected Exhibit Design Projects

Kono Design (1991-present)
"VIRSA Youth Project" Wing Luke Asian Museum
Seattle, Washington

"Surf the Wind" Traveling Exhibit, The Drachen Foundation
Seattle, Washington

"MindScape" The Children's Museum
Seattle, Washington
With Annex Design

"Cog City" The Children's Museum
Seattle, Washington
With Annex Design

"Body Basics, The Inside Story"
Children's Museum of Tacoma
Tacoma, Washington
With Annex Design

"La Cocina Del Cacto" The Children's Museum
Seattle, Washington

Annex Design(1997-2001)
"Build It" The Hands On Children’s Museum
Olympia, WA

"Earth's Fury" AC Gilbert Discovery Village
Salem, OR

Wave Rave Live Experience, Nick.com
New York, NY

Latin American Promotional Tour Stage
Discovery Kids Latin America Cable Channel

Traveling Health Education Exhibit
Group Health/Kaiser Permanente Community Foundation
Seattle, WA

Nick At Nite’s TV Land Promotional Tour Stage
New York, NY

"Backyard Wilderness" The Hands On Children’s Museum
Olympia, WA

"Earth 2 U" Exhibition Modifications, Smithsonian Institute Traveling Exhibition
Washington DC

"Playscape" Exhibit
The Children’s Museum of Spokane
Spokane, WA

"Body Basics" Exhibit & Museum Renovations
The Hands On Children’s Museum
Olympia, WA

"Blue’s Clues" Traveling Puppet Theater
Nickelodeon Children’s Network
NY, NY

"Salmon Stakes" Museum of History and Industry
Seattle, WA

"Omukunle" Exhibit Installation
The Children’s Museum of Tacoma
Tacoma, WA

"Fabulous Forests" Exhibit
The Hands On Children’s Museum
Olympia, WA

"Big Helpmobile" Mobile Exhibit Vehicle
Nickelodeon Children’s Network
NY, NY

West Office Design Associates (1988-89)
"Invisible Forces" Museum of Science and Industry,
Los Angeles, California

Hong Kong Museum of Science and Technology

The Children's Discovery Museum
San Jose, California

The Recyclery
Milpitas, California

Herb Rosenthal and Associates (1986-87)
P.T. Barnum Museum
Bridgeport, Connecticut

National Maritime Museum
Norfolk, Virginia

Museum of Tolerance
Los Angeles, California

Gensler and Associates, Architects (1986)
Wells Fargo History Museum
San Francisco, California

Selected Art Exhibitions

2007
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Seattle, Washington

"Wind; The Palouse" Bainbridge Arts and Crafts
Bainbridge Island, Washington

2006
"Paper as Medium" Bainbridge Arts and Crafts
Bainbridge Island, Washington

"Independent Voices" Brolly Arts and Westminster College
Salt Lake City, Utah

2005
"Places, People and Their Things" University House at Issaquah
Issaquah, Washington

"Aerial Art" The Creative Kites of Greg Kono"
Art/Not Terminal Gallery
Seattle, Washington

"Art Kites of Greg Kono" U-Frame It Ballard
Seattle, Washington

2004
Art/Not Terminal Gallery
Seattle, Washington

1996
"South Sounds" juried group show. Commencement Art Gallery
Tacoma, Washington

1994
"Art In The Dark" Art/Not Terminal Gallery
Seattle, Washington

"Subterranean Installations" Art/Not Terminal Gallery
Seattle, Washington

1993
Functional Art Show, Art/Not Terminal Gallery
Seattle, Washington

"Expect The Unexpected" State of the Arts Gallery
Olympia, Washington

"Subliminal Messages" The Electric Alley
Tacoma, Washington

Peterson Art Furniture
Kirkland, Washington

1992
Frank and Dunya Gallery
Seattle, Washington

"Studies in Sculpture" Solo Exhibit, Workshop 3-D Gallery
Seattle, Washington

Art/Not Terminal Gallery
Seattle, Washington

"1st Anniversary Invitational" The Wonderful World of Art
Seattle, Washington

Kite Making Workshops

2007
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Seattle, Washington

Lockwood Elementary School
Seattle, Washington

Family Works Resource Center and Food Bank
Seattle, Washington

Pacific Rim Whale Festival
Tofino, Canada

Bainbridge Arts and Crafts
Bainbridge Island, Washington

Yesler Terrace Community Center
Seattle, Washington

University Child Development School
Seattle, Washington

Tacoma Children's Musem
Tacoma, Washington

Astoria Middle School
Astoria, Oregon

Graham Hill Elementary School
Seattle, Washington

Adams Elementary School
Seattle, Washington

Lake Forest Park Cub Scouts
Lake Forest Park, Washington

Cooper Elementary School
Seattle, Washington

Seattle Buddhist Church
Seattle, Washington

Harrison Hospital
Bremerton, Washington

Kirkland Arts Center
Kirkland, Washington

Grand Ridge Elementary School
Issaquah, Washington

Cougar Ridge Elementary School
Bellevue, Washington

Sunset Elementary School
Issaquah, Washington

Endeavor Elementary School
Issaquah, Washington

Challengar Elementary School
Issaquah, Washington

"Hipnic" Hip Hop Picnic
Kenmore, Washington

Texas Bamboo Festival
Austin, Texas

2006
Cooper Elementary School
Seattle, Washington

Bothell Library
Bothell, Washington

Rainier Valley Youth Theater
Seattle, Washington

Burke Museum
Seattle, Washington

Audubon Society
Seattle, Washington

Japanese Gardens
Seattle, Washington

Machias Elementary School
Snohomish, Washington

Hamilton Middle School
Seattle, Washington

Bainbridge Arts and Crafts
Bainbridge Island, Washington

Yesler Terrace Community Center
Seattle, Washington

"Independent Voices" Brolly Arts and Westminster College
Salt Lake City, Utah

TeensWay Kite Making Workshop
Wing Luke Asian Museum
Seattle, Washington

West Seattle Christian School
Seattle, Washington

Lockwood Elementary School
Bothell, Washington

Northwest School
Seattle, Washington

Valley View Elementary School
Seatac, Washington

Roxhill Elementary School
Seattle, Washington

2005
Guatemalan Kite Making Workshop
Lockwood Elementary School
Bothell, Washington

Guatemalan Kite Making Workshops
Brolly Arts
Salt Lake City, Utah

Taipei County International Kite Festival
Children's Kite Making Workshops
Taipei County, Taiwan

Arts in Nature Festival
Children's Kite Making Workshop
The Nature Consortium
Seattle, Washington

Bainbridge Island Kite Festival
Children's Kite Making Workshop
Bainbridge Island, Washington

Cambodian Kite Making Workshops
The Drachen Foundation
Seattle, Washington

Rainier Vista Inside Out Program
Children's Kite Making Workshops
Seattle, Washington

Rainier Vista Boy's and Girl's Club
Children's Kite Making Workshops
Seattle, Washington

Yesler Terrace Community Center
Children's Kite Making Workshops
Seattle, Washington

Wildwoods International Kite Festival
Children's Kite Making Workshops
Wildwood, New Jersey

North Seattle Boy's and Girl's Club
Children's Kite Making Workshops
Seattle, Washington

Japanese Kite Making Workshop
Ballard U-Frame It
Seattle, Washington

Isreal/Palestine Peace Kite Making Workshop
The Northwest School
Seattle, Washington

2004
Japanese Kite Making Workshops with Mikio Toki
St Anne's School
Seattle, Washington

Japanese Kite Making Workshops with Mikio Toki
Lawton Elementary School
Seattle, Washington

Children's Kite Making Workshop
Goa International Kite Carnival
Goa, India

2003
Guatemalan Kite Making Workshops
The Northwest School
and University Child Development School
Seattle, Washington

Japanese Kite Making Workshops
Corinne A. Seeds University Elementary School
Los Angeles, California

Japanese Kite Making Workshop
Hiromi Paper International
Los Angeles, California

Paper Kite Workshops
University of Missouri Department of Art
and Stephens College Art Department
Columbia, Missouri

Kapa, Washi, Paper Conference
Honolulu Academy of Arts
Honolulu, Hawaii

Japanese Kite Making Workshop
Wing Luke Asian Museum
Seattle, Washington


© Greg Kono 2000-2007 All Rights Reserved.
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