Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts, School of Visual Arts, 2011

 

Solo Shows

2018 "Si fuera china ya lo supiera" No Lugar - Arte Contemporáneo, (Quito, Ecuador)

2015  "bizhubC745e" Over the Border gallery (Tokyo, Japan)

2009  "Kasumi Solo Show" Gallery Yuu (Tokyo, Japan)

 

Group Shows

2019 "60.6% Diálogos artistícos contra la violencia machista" UDLA sede Granados (Quito, Ecuador)

2019 "Mujeres Difíciles" +Arte Galería Taller (Quito, Ecuador)

2018  "UTOPÍA" Centro de Arte Contemporáneo (Quito, Ecuador)

2018  "Poner el cuerpo" FLACSO (Quito, Ecuador)

2018 "The Dangerous Professors" Flatland Gallery (Houston, TX, USA)

2016 "Procesos" El Pobre Diablo (Quito, Ecuador)

2016  "Feminist Fan in Japan and Friends" Youkobo 遊工房アートスペース, curated by Kate Just (Tokyo)

2015  "Shallow" Estudio Nomada (Barcelona, Spain)
2011  "Brooklyn-Kingston Exchange" Gallery One Eleven (The Shirt Factory, Kingston, NY)
2011  SVA BFA Open Studios (New York)

2010  "Art Bazaar" hosted by Lyons-Wier Gallery (East Village, NY)

Curatorial involvement

2019  "Prisión, Gesto y Cuidado: Arte colectivo feminista" Museo Universitario MUCE (Quito, Ecuador)

 

Residencies

2016 No Lugar (Quito, Ecuador)

2015 Mas Els Igols (Barcelona, Spain)

Talks & Lectures

Nov 2019 "60.6% Diálogos artistícos contra la violencia machista" Mesa Redonda

Jul 2018 "Arte y Activismo" No Lugar - arte contemporáneo

Jun 2018 "Poner el cuerpo" FLACSO Ecuador

May 2016 Feminism and Art Activism, International Christian University (Tokyo)

Apr 2016 Feminism and Art Activism, Sophia University (Tokyo) 

Statement

My artistic practice is multidisciplinary, employing the media that best communicates the concept and image. My ideas often start with the questions and observations I have of society, and my identity crisis as a bi-cultural millennial who is suspended between the U.S. and Japan, constantly going back and forth between clarity and confusion. Through research and appropriate contextualization, these ideas develop into works that challenge normalized notions of gender, culture, and power structures seen in both global and culturally specific contexts.

 

Using satire and humor, I often incorporate cultural references and/or my body so the work speaks immediately and personally to both the intellect and emotion of the viewer. Satire and humor make the work accessible, yet provocative, and also reveal the hidden power dynamics in society that are often subliminally transmitted in these ubiquitous images and references.

The notion of “the personal is political” has been very evident to me throughout my life, and I translate that message in my work by using imagery of myself or references to my body to signify that while my experiences and observations are the starting point of the concept, it speaks about a larger issue. Since my work is based on social issues and personal history, cultural references and imagery are important in contextualizing my work, which draws inspiration from three vastly different contexts: my growing up in the U.S. and Japan (the “West” and “East”), and my current life immersed in Latin American culture in my new indefinite home, Ecuador.