GHOSTING

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GHOSTING

1. Haunting. Wandering. Exploring.

2. Wandering wild & free without boundaries while exploring many forms, textures and senses. Breathing new life into something that was once loved, now haunted by memories. One-of-a-kind upcycled vintage and original apparel, accessories, art, conceptual pieces and found objects with a story.

MUMBOT

Creative Mastermind, New York

"kimokawa" was used to describe my work once. I am inspired by nature, sound, cuteness, science, the weird, the creepy, adventure and my family.

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Jade Kuei a.k.a. “MUMBOT” is a NY/Bangkok based artist who also goes by the professional alias of "Mumbot". She exhibits works across the country as well as internationally and has had works published in “Kawaii Design+” (DoPress Books), “Kawaii Manga Adorable!” (HarperDesign) and “Chibi Manga Irresistible” (HarperDesign, Monsa). MUMBOT enjoys creating comics, zines, toys, installations of her mythical and magical worlds and more. She has taught workshops at various locations as well. In her freetime she has been hard at work developing powerful creative formulas. Kuei illustrates whimsical yet haunted abstractions of her own dreams and experiences. Her kids and their superpowers, have been catalysts of inspiration and as the fulcrum for her further documentation, remain the key to unlocking her magnum opus.

‘My artistic process expresses my fear of threats and dangers of the outside world upon youth while attempting to find within themselves the power to overcome harsh circumstances, strength to cope with challenges and the courage to care. Illustrating inspirational young characters among animal companions, spirits & mythical creatures with a connection to nature. Creating scenes with a creepy, yet cute approach, where they emerge triumphant against – or flow in harmony with intimidating, isolating and dangerous backgrounds while simultaneously exploring the interconnectedness of life and death – as well as a need to connect with the wild or “the unknown” – is essential to my work.’


Exhibitions

2018
Group, Plush the Limits, Mothership Toy Art Gallery - Philadelphia, PA
2018
Group, Cult of Meow 2, Gristle Gallery - Brooklyn, NY
2018
Group, They Came from Planet Rainbow Sparkles 2: Glitter in Your Eye, Clutter Magazine Gallery - Beacon, NY
2017
Winter Salon VII at Stranger Factory, Albuquerque, NM
2017
GritPop at Rotofugi, Chicago, IL
Exhibited a collection of work with 4 other talented artists.
2017
Bewitched VII at Stranger Factory, Albuquerque, NM
2017
Post-it Show 13 at Giant Robot / GR2, Los Angeles, CA
2017
Coaster Show at La Luz De Jesus, Los Angeles, CA
2017
Northside Festival at Northside Festival, Brooklyn, NY
Guest artist creating a LIVE painted mural on Bedford Avenue alongside selected artists such as Kelly Denato, Harlow Bear (Andrea Kang), Sticky Monger and more.
2017
Unity in Art at Alley Gallery, Pomona, CA
2016
IF ONLY IN OUR DREAMS at Thumbprint Gallery – TPG2, San Diego, CA
2016
Coaster Show at La Luz De Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2016
Post-it Show 12 at Giant Robot / GR2, Japantown, CA
Featuring selected artists such as Matt Groening, Audrey Kawasaki, James Jean, Gary Baseman, Nathan Ota, Rob Sato, Souther Salazar & more
2016
Plastic & Heroes Group Show at Plastic & Heroes, San Jose, CA
Customized designer toys.
2016
The (SPACE TRIP) Art Show at Gristle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Artists created artwork celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the original Star Trek.
2016
COASTER SHOW at La Luz De Jesus, Los Angeles, CA
The 4th annual follow up to the highly anticipated group art show featuring museum quality artwork all done on 4" tondo bar coasters.
2016
Mythical Mermaids at La Bodega Gallery, San Diego, CA
Mermaid themed group art show.
2016
Little Wonders at LITM, Jersey City, NJ
10th annual small works group show.
2015
Brooklyn Biennial Submissional at The Cotton Candy Machine, Brooklyn, NY
2015
Post-it Show 11 at Giant Robot, Los Angeles, CA
Featuring selected artists such as Matt Groening, Audrey Kawasaki, James Jean, Gary Baseman, Nathan Ota, Rob Sato, Souther Salazar & more
2015
Push, Pop, Kick at Traveling to multiple galleries, Colorado
Original artwork & prints celebrating skateboarding culture
2015
Lil' Buddha - MissyMToyz Custom Toy Show at Woot Bear, San Francisco, CA
Custom Designer Toy group show for MissyMToyz “Lil Buddha” limited edition toy release.
2015
Shifting Realities at LITM, Jersey City, NJ
February 2015 – 5 person group show exhibiting original artwork.
2015
Love (FEB) & Luck (March) at Paper Doll Vintage Boutique, Sayville, NY
February & March 2015 – Group exhibitions.
2014
Post-it Show X at Giant Robot, Los Angeles, CA
2013
Spiritus Ex Naturus at Dolphin Bookshop & Cafe, Port Washington, NY
2013
Monsters & Mischeif at Kanibal Home, Jersey City, NJ
2012
From Brooklyn to Bangkok at Zakka, Brooklyn, NY
2010
Home at Young Blood Gallery & Boutique, Atlanta, GA
2010
Mash-up Time Machine at Crosby Street Gallery (Pop-Up), New Haven, CT
2010
Beyond the Brambles at Kanibal Home, Jersey City, NJ
2010
Mathmatiks at Zakka, Brooklyn, NY