Kamiya is a recent recipient of the Blanche Colman Award (2018). Other grants she received were Marion & Jasper Whiting Foundation Fellowship and the A.R.T Fund (2017), Lillian Orlowsky & William Freed Foundation Grant (2016), Brother Thomas Fellowship (2015), and Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship in Painting (2006 & 2010). Kamiya’s work has been represented at Gallery NAGA in Boston since 2002. She has a BFA from Montserrat College of Art, and an MFA from the Massachusetts College of Art. She has been an instructor in the Painting and Drawing Program at Montserrat College of Art since 1999. 


2017 Residency at La Porte Peinte, Noyer sur Serein, France
2016 Residency at the Custom House Studios, Westport, Ireland
2015 Residency at Cill Rialaig Project, Ballinskelligs, Ireland
2013 Residency at Burren College of Art, Ireland

Teaching Experiences

1999-Present Montserrat College of Art, Bevery MA, Professor, Foundation and Painting Departments
2008-Present Emmanuel College, Boston MA, Design and Composition, Drawing 1, Drawing 3
2015 Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown MA, Summer Workshop
1999 University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA, Foundation Drawing
1998-1999 Fisher College, Malden MA, Foundation Painting
1998-1999 Massachusetts College of Art, Boston MA, Teaching Assistant, Foundation and 2D Departments


1999 MFA, Painting, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston MA
1997 BFA, Fine Arts, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly MA
1991 Boston Visual School, Trieste, Italy
1990 Diploma, Canadian International College, Vancouver, BC