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Every month the museum invites artists to install and demonstrate their art form at the de Young. This interactive program enables visitors to meet artists and gives the artists an opportunity to work with the public. Artists working in various media are encouraged to apply.

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Featured Artist: 

Masako Miki, "Message from Ghost", 2016

August 3, 2016September 4, 2016

August 3–September 4, 2016
Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm, Fridays until 8:45 pm
de Young | Kimball Education Gallery/Artist Studio
Artist Reception: Friday August 26, 2016, 6–8:30 pm

Masako Miki’s large-scale drawings incorporate techniques of hatching, cross-hatching, and stippling to create three-dimensional illusions on two-dimensional surfaces. Inspired by Shinto and Buddhist traditions, she attempts through her work to dissolve the boundaries between the realms of the physical and immaterial. She explores themes of metamorphosis and evolution through animal motifs, positioning their behaviors as metaphors for the human psyche. During her residency, Miki will work on a number of large-scale drawings, felt sculptures, and paper lanterns, creating a space that delineates a narrative of ritual and transformation. Visitors are invited to make their own artist books using animal stencils made by Miki and to create paper masks of the animals that exist in her drawings.

Masako Miki has exhibited her immersive installations and detailed works on paper at sites throughout the Bay Area, including Headlands Center for the Arts, the Berkeley Art Museum, Kala Art Institute, and Root Division. Miki has been a resident artist at the Wassaic Project (Wassaic, New York), Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, Vermont), Project 387 (Gualala, California), Kamiyama Artists in Residency (Tokushima, Japan), and Facebook (Menlo Park, California). She is a native of Japan and currently based in Berkeley. She received her MFA from San Jose State University, and is an adjunct faculty member at UC Berkeley. She is represented by CULT | Aimee Friberg Exhibitions in San Francisco.

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The Artist Studio program is made possible with major support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ Museums for America program.

 

Artist Studio Blog

The views expressed in the Artist Studio Blog are those of the participating artists-in-residence at the de Young, and do not reflect the opinions or viewpoints of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

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