J. Fulford, P. Merges, Mia O., Trio Exhibition


2022.06.16 - 2022.06.25
EXHIBITION HOURS: 12:00 - 18:00
*Closed on Sundays & Public Holidays


A trio exhibition featuring Jasmine Fulford, Palmarin Merges, and Mia O.
2022 June 16 – 25, Monday – Saturday, 12:00-18:00, June 25 closes at 17:00
Artists use their canvases to enhance an abstract subject to its fullest potential. Three
artists contemplate the textures of their media to build connections and conversation in
each theme. Using purposeful materials and layered compositions each artist tends to
create deeply meaningful works that breathe life and experience into each piece.

We hope you will enjoy viewing the profound world of these three artists.

● Jasmine Fulford is a Japanese-British artist who focuses her work on pictorial scenes of
people, places, and things. She primarily uses oil paints to convey in her works the
textured joy of various scenes whether they be interior spaces or portraiture. In her
recent work, Fulford has been focusing in particular on themes that appear to viewers
as understandable concepts, but are in fact difficult to grasp.
Jasmine Fulford graduated from Musashino Art University with a degree in painting after
having focused on oil painting and printmaking, and holds an MA in Fine Art from
Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London.

● Palmarin Merges is a Filipina American artist whose work draws from the desire to
become more sustainable by re-using materials close at hand and by adapting
restriction as a generative force for creation. Trained as a Printmaker, she now works
primarily in mixed media, especially household waste – plastic, cardboard, etc. These
common materials taken from the fabric of her daily life are processed and then
transformed into pattern, collage and concrete poetry.
Palmarin Merges holds an MFA Printmaking from the San Francisco Art Institute and
has exhibited in Japan, the Philippines, San Francisco, and Portland, Oregon. She has
previously taught Relief, Screenprint and drawing at Pacific Northwest College of Art,
Marylhurst University and Pacific University.

● Mia O is a South Korean artist, currently living and working in Tokyo, Japan. In 2003,
she participated in the Nagasawa Art Park Artist-in-Residence program, run by the
Mokuhanga Innovation Laboratory, and was introduced to the Japanese art form. Using
the traditional printmaking process which applies water based ink on handmade
Japanese washi paper, Mia O. modernizes the craft using geometric and linear shapes
to convey movement and transparency.
She received her BFA in Fine Arts from Hong-ik University, Seoul, Korea and her MFA
in Painting from Pratt Institute School of Art in New York. Her works have been
exhibited and collected internationally, including a purchase award by the Hawaii state
Foundation for culture and the Arts, Art in Public Places. and inclusion into the Kentler
International Drawing Spaces Flatfiles.


Jasmine Fulford @jasminefulford
Palmarin Merges @palmarinprints
Mia O @mia_o_pen


● Jasmine Fulford
Solo Exhibitions
2019 “Three Rooms of Attachment”, Makii Masaru Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan
2019 “Questions And Worries”, Gallery 201, Tokyo, Japan
2018 “You Who Are Neither Close nor Far”, East Factory Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Group Exhibitions
2022 “Art Liberation Zone”, Tagboat Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2022 “Every Extreme Love”, Gallery GiGi
2022 “Independent Tokyo 2021 Selection”, Tagboat Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2021 “Spring Healing”, Tokyo Art Studio, Tokyo, Japan
2019 Asia Illustration Fair
2018 Taipei Illustration Fair

●Palmarin Merges
Solo Exhibitions
2012 Contour Lines, Targets & Growth Rings, Gallery 6 PDX, Portland, OR, USA
2004 “Unbelievable Bugs (intaglio)”, Café Sapore, San Francisco, CA, USA
2002 “Words (Abstract Lithographs)”, Café Sapore, San Francisco, CA, USA
Group Exhibitions
2019 “Manila to PDX”, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR, USA
2018 “Some Assembly with Mary Krell”, University of Sussex, Blackfish Gallery,
Portland, OR, USA
2017 WSU Vancouver PRINT NOW! PNCA Faculty Group Show, Vancouver, WA, USA
WSU Pullman Signal Fire Group, Pullman, WA, USA
2011 “Concentra”, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR, USA
2010 “Patterns of Migration with J. McNiel”, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR, USA
2009 “Sampler”, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR, USA
2008 “CA Transplant”, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR, USA

●Mia O
Solo Exhibitions
2021 “The Silent Moment”, Southern Vermont Art Center, VT, USA
2019 “Present”, CfSHE Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2016 “Pilgrimage of Landscape”, CfSHE Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2012 “Landscape”, Basta Art Cafe, Dubai, UAE
Group Exhibitions
2022 ‘Antithesis ’Visual Exhibition, Capital Culture House, Madrid, Spain
2021/22 The World Between the Block and The Paper, Southern Vermont Art Center,
2021 “Sumi-Fusion”, International Mokuhanga Exhibition, Nara Prefectural Hall, Nara,
2021 “looking back, looking forward”, Richard F. Brush Art Gallery, NY, USA
2021 “Color of Summer”, 3331 Art Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
2021 Group Exhibition, Gallery 2511, Tokyo, Japan
2021 “Stillness • Movement • Chaos”
See Exhibitions List