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About Jaya


Jaya King is a professional artist and California native based out of Sacramento who has been showing, teaching, and demonstrating her work since 2003.  Her dynamic encaustic paintings marry both balance of technique and personal connection to the viewer. Her love affair with encaustic extends far beyond the gallery wall.  Jaya regularly lectures across the Bay Area with an emphasis on technique, personal growth and exploration through painting. Her popular hands-on painting workshops give students the opportunity to grow as artists and express their individuality. She has been featured in Sacramento’s Inside Publications magazine. Her work has been published in Splash 11: New Directions, Incite 3: The Best of Mixed Media, and in Art Journey Animals: A Collection of Inspiring Contemporary Masterworks. Jaya developed an encaustic scholarship program, which gives high school students the opportunity to explore this amazing medium. At age 24 she was invited to do a solo show at Stanford University and is in the permanent collection at the Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara.



Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA


Art Journey Animals: Inspiring Masterworks – edited by Jamie Markle 2017

Sacramento Inside Publications – (cover) Feb 2016 & (artist spotlight) April 2016

Incite 3 - The Best of Mixed Media: The Art of Storytelling- edited by Tonia Jenny 2015

Splash 11 - New Directions: The Best of Watercolor - edited by Rachel Rubin Wolf 2010

Art Week - Vol. 38, #2 Mar 2007

Art in America - Feb 2007

Juxtapoz Magazine - #54 Jan/Feb 2005


Academy of Art College, San Francisco, CA


BLACK AND WHITE - University Art Center, Sacramento, CA

UNBRIDLED AND UNDAUNTED - Nieto Fine Art, San Francisco, CA

PASSING: HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT - Stanford University, Stanford, CA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS including recognition

2016 – 2015

COMMON THREADS: LAYERS - Invitational - SMUD Gallery, Sacramento, CA

THE CROW SHOW - Atelier 20, Sacramento, CA

50 & Looking Forward - Invitational - Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA

SPRING IS IN THE AIR - Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA

NATURAL EXTRACTION - Works Gallery, San Jose, CA

2014 - 2004

STATEWIDE PAINTING COMPETITION - Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA

UNIVERSITY ART EMPLOYEE ART SHOW – Best of Show - University Art Center, Palo Alto, CA

FUR, FEATHERS AND FINS - Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA


MIDSUMMER ART CELEBRATION - Invitational - Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA

FIGURES & FACES - Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA

CIMMERIAN MUSE: Exploring the Gestures of the Mind - Nieto Fine Art, San Francisco, CA

LGAA ANNUAL OPEN JURIED SHOW - Honorable Mention (Memphis Shadows), - Honorable Mention (Speak Easy) - Art Museum of Los Gatos, Los Gatos, CA


SUBMISSION: Juxtapoz Group Show - OnSix Gallery, San Francisco, CA

LABYRINTH - OnSix Gallery, San Francisco, CA

FAVORITES SHOW - The Outer Edge, Monterey, CA

ART FEST - Award of Merit (Rosie), Award of Merit (Murder in the Red Barn), Award of Merit (Man With Stand-Up Bass) - Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA

THE ABSENCE OF PRESENCE - Red Ink Studios, San Francisco, CA

WATERCOLOR: A BAY AREA FOCUS - Invitational - Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA


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