2018 Artists

Jaya King

Sacramento, CA

Jaya King is a home-grown California native based out of Sacramento. Her dynamic encaustic semi-abstracts marry both balance of technique and personal connection to the viewer. Jaya regularly lectures across California and her popular painting workshops give students the space to grow as artists, face their fears and express their individuality. Her enthusiasm for painting is infectious and it propels her and her students down a path of inspiration and understanding through creation. Currently, King's work embodies her passion for pole dancing by exploring female power and sensuality through a semi-abstract lens.

In 2016 King developed an encaustic scholarship program which offers high school students the rare opportunity to explore this alluring medium. She has been featured in Encaustic Arts Magazine, Sacramento’s Inside Publications magazine, Girls On The Grid and Sacramento Magazine. Her work has been published in Juxtapoz Magazine, Splash 11: New Directions, Incite 3: The Best of Mixed Media, and in Art Journey Animals: A Collection of Inspiring Contemporary Masterworks. At age 24 she was invited to do a solo show at Stanford University. She is in the permanent collection at the Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara, California and the Museum of Encaustic Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico