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Kimberly M. Chai

Artist / Printmaker / Freelance Textile Designer

I am a Hawaii born artist/printmaker/freelance textile

designer who has been exhibiting in the U.S. and abroad

since 1989.  I have a BFA in Printmaking from Rutgers

University, New Brunswick, New Jersey and an MFA in

Printmaking from Washington University in St. Louis,

Missouri. My work includes reductive multi-plate

linoleum and woodblock prints, lithographs and etchings

of “water garden” imagery, artist’s books, and textile

designs for aloha shirts. 

In 2005 I participated in a workshop taught by textile designer Emma Howard and was discovered by Dale Hope. My first textile design "Surf!" was completed for Patagonia under Dale's direction. It was printed from one piece of linoleum which is carved away after a specific color is printed.​

What can I do for you?

Services and products:

  • Original textile surface designs hand drawn in  half-drop repeat

  • Color sketches of repeat designs

  • Original Art Work: Hand printed linoleum / wood block prints​, lithographs, etchings, collagraphs, mixed media prints, paintings and drawings  (i.e. pet portraits)

  • Hand printed and hand painted fabric and clothing (i.e. Hawaiian shirt commission)

  • Art licensing

  • Art  Workshops in printmaking processes, artist's books, and painting  on silk.



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