About the Artist

Kay Watanabe

Kay Watanabe is a Brisbane-based visual artist working in the fields of printmaking and small sculptures, investigating what essentially makes us unique as humans and as individuals. Her work explores the relationship between humans and their environment and how people are a small existence within the vastness of nature and the universe. She also makes works themed around a person’s life and consciousness as accumulated memories and experiences. As a printmaker, she uses various printmaking techniques, sometimes independently and at other times combining more than two methods, to achieve desired effects. Recently she has been using the collagraph and drypoint printmaking techniques extensively as she’s found these techniques are effective in creating organic textures which she thinks directly appeal to the viewers’ senses. As well as extensively exhibiting her works and winning awards in Australia and overseas, Kay teaches printmaking through various organisations in Queensland and beyond.