Many kids at the age of 12 are still learning how to draw stick figures with a number 2 pencil, but one local talent – High Point’s Zoe Grace Kamiya – is about to become one of the youngest-ever High Point Furniture Market exhibitors, where an audience of influential home furnishings buyers from around the world will get a chance to view her work.
At this year’s fall High Point Furniture Market, Kamiya is going to introduce her original artwork to the visitors who flock to the city each year to check out the latest on home furnishings and design.
The seventh-grader developed an interest in art just two years ago at age 10, but she has already shown amazing talent. When she began, pencil, watercolor and digital art were her favorite mediums, however, as her appreciation for art developed, she discovered oils – which are now her favorite medium.
Her family moved from Durham to High Point in 2019 to be closer to a creative community.
The young artist has been home-schooled by her mother, Irene, and both parents have encouraged her to pursue her painting.
Her father, Jeremy Kamiya, is an award-winning High Point furniture maker.
On Saturday, Oct. 14, she will put on a painting demonstration for members of the media covering the market.
Her art will be on display at 515 W. English Road in High Point in the Splashworks showroom.
Kamiya’s work can also be viewed at her Instagram site at @zoegracekamiya.