Artist Statement

I am a Japanese visual and interactive artist based in the US. I completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interactive Art at Maryland Institute College of Art in 2018. I joined Arizona State University’s Digital Technology MFA program to further explore interactivity via DIY technologies in 2019. I have been practicing visual languages including drawing, painting, and digital media for over 20 years. For the past five years, I learned to incorporate interactivity so that viewers and participants can engage my art radically and become a part of it.

I have continually worked to enlarge the conversations that are possible through my artwork. My work draws on my own and others’ multicultural backgrounds, interactivity including whole-body engagement, and incorporation of media ranging from traditional feminine crafts to embedded microcontrollers. I will continue to embrace the challenges of combining these elements to create magic with others.