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.
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.
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
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
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