Stargazer 2, 2022
Colored pencil and acrylic on printed/painted paper
About the Artist
Maiko Kikuchi (b.1983, Japan) is a multi-disciplinary artist whose practice is Influenced by her psychoanalyst father. Maiko became interested in the boundary between dreams and reality. When she was little, she started creating based on the idea of making “visible daydreams”. She received her B.A in Theater Arts and Fashion Design from Musashino Art University in 2008, and soon after, she moved to the United States to study fine arts, receiving an M.F.A. in Sculpture from Pratt Institute in 2012. Maiko lives and works in New York, USA.
About the Artwork
Stargazer – I like this word itself because it has two meanings: watching stars and people who dream..which is one of the perfect words to describe artists to me. (Community, creator, artists, growing, sky…) I immediately think of this key-word to transform into original animation.