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Ayako Bando

Ayako Bando

Ayako Bando was born in the country town of Tokushima in Japan. She was blessed to be surrounded by the beauty of nature such as mountains, rivers, trees and flowers. After graduating from high school she moved to Osaka to study as a Medical Coding Specialist. She...
Hiroki Otsuka

Hiroki Otsuka

ABOUT THE ARTIST A professional comic book illustrator since 1994, Brooklyn-based Japanese artist/illustrator Hiroki Otsuka has illustrated for a number of major Japanese publications. In 2005, Hiroki Otsuka’s focus shifted from graphic to fine arts, working...
yukko*

yukko*

Artist Statement Plants have always seemed to be very close to me since I was a child.  Without recognizing it, I started taking photos and naturally I became a photographer specializing in pictures of plants. Gradually I noticed that I always felt the affection and...
Janet Morgan

Janet Morgan

  My artwork is grounded in the body, the kinesthetic: movement, music, and dance — and in the body’s subtle forces — emotional, spiritual and healing energies. The quest for the underlying energy source runs through all of my work — like the Sufis I find no...
Kimi-Tea Tsukada

Kimi-Tea Tsukada

A web designer by trade, Kimi was sent by her office to Los Angeles in 2014 and was diagnosed with cancer shortly thereafter. Faced with this challenge, she decided in March 2016 to begin something she had always wanted to pursue: painting. Her newfound passion became...
Yoshihiro Youkee Nishida

Yoshihiro Youkee Nishida

Artist Statment: “Art de Genki” is the name I have given to my art. It means Art through Vital Energy. My approach to art changed after moving to New York City and working full time as a gardener. Previously I was a full time artist working inside a studio. Now I am a...
Philippe Halaburda

Philippe Halaburda

Philippe Halaburda is a multidisciplinary artist who engages with the urban surroundings environment and emotions, feelings or memories from his direct experiences mainly though colors. His work delves into the complex undercurrents of intimate and collective...
Deanna Lee

Deanna Lee

Artist Statement My work stems from patterns and traces of growth and decay in the natural world and the built environment. At an early age I saw electron micrographs and lab specimens, and I am still engrossed by abstracted images of nature. I am invested in the...
Tomoko Iki

Tomoko Iki

ARTIST STATEMENT I started doing photography and dance when I was a university student. Inspiration from dance influences my photography. Above all, I am interested in femininity and the modern human’s relationship with nature. I have been taking woman’s portraits and...
Yuko Kasahara

Yuko Kasahara

Artist Statement For me, painting is the same as living, praying, and forgiving. My parents’ respective suicides were very shocking events for me. Because of that, I lost my physical and mental condition. At that time, I could only express desperate feelings in a...
Ai Tatebayashi

Ai Tatebayashi

Ai Tatebayashi, the artist and author of A Good Life in Hell, first learned about Sumiteru Taniguchi from a Japanese TV show. She quickly realized that most people, especially younger Japanese adults like her, knew nothing of the everyday suffering of atomic bomb...
Kazoo

Kazoo

Kazoo has been traveling all over the world to see different cultures and how people live. He found that everywhere, regardless of culture or language, that people who live by the water are the SAME! They enjoy sun and water, eating good fish, sharing the good smile...
Chris Fiore

Chris Fiore

The camera is my favorite machine. To me, the camera has transcended its nature as a mechanical device and has become something verging on a magic instrument. Capable of capturing the fleeting and the ephemeral, of freezing light and stopping time, of making the...
Yoko Kiuchi

Yoko Kiuchi

Yoko Kiuchi studied Graphic Design at Pratt Institute of Technology in NY and worked as a graphic designer for a few years before realizing that graphic design was not what she wanted to do with her life. She became more interested in fine arts and therefore decided...
Yasuka Matsumoto

Yasuka Matsumoto

I studied sculpture at Tama Art University and experienced using various materials. I was fascinated by the beauty of the original state of each material. Since every material is perfect as it is, I always wanted to use materials in their original condition. Since...
Tomoko Abe

Tomoko Abe

Tomoko Abe graduated from the Edinburgh College of Art and obtained BA in painting with First Class Honour, during which she also spent half a year at Escuela de Bellas Artes in Salamanca, Spain, on the ERASMUS scholarship. She has shown her works in many exhibitions...
Satomi Shirai

Satomi Shirai

Satomi Shirai is originally from Tokyo, and currently lives and works in New York. She completed the full-time Certificate Program at International Center of Photography in 2007, and received her MFA from CUNY Hunter College in 2010. Her works have been exhibited...
Miyu Asakawa

Miyu Asakawa

Miyu Asakawa was born in Fukuoka, Japan and moved to New York in 1998. She has been working in ceramics for the last seven years. Most of the pieces in this exhibit are made in the Raku method, which is a particular method of glazing and firing clay. In Raku, the...
Keiko Takeko

Keiko Takeko

Keiko Takeko came to the United States in 1997 and to study art at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. After graduation in 2000, she returned to Japan and worked at Ukiyo-e gallery. While working, she kept learning art, especially abstract painting, at...
Hiromi Suzuki

Hiromi Suzuki

Su was born in 1970 in Iwate prefecture in Japan and lives as a transsexual. He is half way through a journey to discover what is the “essence of living.” Even though he has been familiar with pictures since his childhood, one of Picasso’s pictures gave him a shock...
Erika Mizukami

Erika Mizukami

Born in New York and raised in Tokyo, Erika Mizukami has been drawing since 2010. After experiencing self-hypnosis and guided meditation several years ago, Erika started experiencing beautiful visions every night as she was lying down. Images were like the ones in a...
Miho Takai

Miho Takai

Miho Takai was born and educated in Tokyo before coming to the United States to study art at the National Academy of Art and The Art Students League of New York. She currently lives in Brooklyn and spends her time transfering her interpretation of this dynamic city...
Ayane Kurai

Ayane Kurai

Ayane Kurai was born in 1969 in Hyogo, Japan. In 1988 she entered the department of paintings, College of Art and Design, Musashino Art University in Tokyo.She has been living and working in New York City since 1990. She received The Joan MItchel Foundation Grand...
Rie Nishimura

Rie Nishimura

Rie is a performance artist and painter born in Tokyo, a graduate of Musashino Art University. Her performance combines dancing and painting to capture her feelings in the moment. She creates a unique atmosphere, allowing her to share time, space, and experience with...
Miho Takai

Kotomi Hada

Kotomi Hada was born in Gifu, Japan and moved to New York in 1996. From 1997 – 1998 she studied oil painting at the Art Student League of New York and in 1998 entered The National Academy of Art, where she studied oil painting for three years on scholarship. “Colors...