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Artist Statement

Since I was diagnosed with a chronic illness in my early 20s, my subject matter has been influenced by forms of nature, physical anatomy, and emotional states. My works often combine biological forms with graphic expressions of various emotions and physical senses through bold colors and organic shapes. Painting becomes a means to express my physical and emotional struggles.

Bio

I was born and was raised in Japan and studied Fine Art and Graphic Design in Tokyo and New York City. After spending over 20 years in New York City, I relocated to Zürich, Switzerland, with my husband and two children.

Education:

 

Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City, U.S.A., Advertising Design    1995-1996
School of Visual Arts, New York City, U.S.A., International Student Program    1992-1993
Joshibi College of Art and Design, Tokyo, Japan, AFA, Fine Arts    1990

 

Professional Experience:        

 

Freelance Graphic Designer
02/2015 to Present

SJI Associates Inc., New York City, U.S.A., Graphic Designer 
09/2013 - 01/2015  Part-time
12/2001 - 12/2005  Full time 
           
Japan Society, New York City, U.S.A., Graphic Designer
09/1999 - 11/2000

 

Preseez International Inc., New York City, U.S.A., Graphic Designer
09/1995 - 09/1999
           
Creative Studio White Space Co., Tokyo, Japan, Graphic Designer
11/1989 - 07/1992


Exhibitions:    

 

2022    ARTBOX.PROJECTS ZURICH 4.0, Zürich, Switzerland

2022    Solo Exhibition “mindmap,” Galerie am Lindenhof, Zürich, Switzerland

2019    Solo Exhibition “Senses + Memories,” Studio YORE, Zürich, Switzerland

2019    Studio YORE, Zürich, Switzerland

2011    UpFront Exhibition Space, “Group Show,” Port Jervis, New York, U.S.A.
1994    Artsphere Gallery, “Group Show,” New York City, U.S.A.
1989    Eifuku-Cho Gallery, “EGGS,” Tokyo, Japan
1989    Art Space Gallery, “Summer Vacation,” Tokyo, Japan