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 fam

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Jade Kuei a.k.a. “MUMBOT” is a NY 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.’

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Education

BFA at School of Visual Arts
New York, NY

Exhibitions

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
2016
Plastic & Heroes Group Show at Plastic & Heroes, San Jose, CA
2016
The (SPACE TRIP) Art Show at Gristle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2016
COASTER SHOW at La Luz De Jesus, Los Angeles, CA
2016
Mythical Mermaids at La Bodega Gallery, San Diego, CA
2016
Little Wonders at LITM, Jersey City, NJ
2015
Brooklyn Biennial Submissional at The Cotton Candy Machine, Brooklyn, NY
2015
Post-it Show 11 at Giant Robot, Los Angeles, CA
2015
Push, Pop, Kick at Traveling to multiple galleries, Colorado
2015
Lil' Buddha - MissyMToyz Custom Toy Show at Woot Bear, San Francisco, CA
2015
Shifting Realities at LITM, Jersey City, NJ
2015
Love (FEB) & Luck (March) at Paper Doll Vintage Boutique, Sayville, NY
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

Skills

  • Hand drawing with graphite
  • Painting
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator