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Miki Fujiwara

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Look Down, 2012
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Look Up, 2012
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Look Forward, 2012
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Minako's Stare
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Ana's Stare
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Angela's Stare
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Blind Fury
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All the Children are Insane
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This is the End
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The Flower of Carnage
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France Nguyen
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Jeanne's Smile
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Joy After
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Oren's Lust
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Posi SF
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Ride the Highway West
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Scorpion
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TV EYES
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Sunshower
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Red & White
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
JAPAN
Lives in
SF/NYC
Works in
SF/NYC
Schools
San Jose State University, 1996
Cal State University, East Bay, 1994, BS
College of San Mateo, 1992, AA/CA
Tags
abstract, figurative, sculpture, conceptual, traditional, digital, street
ARTIST STATEMENT

Living in a society where few of us can be ourselves, or we suffer abuse from the PC Police (...that's Politically Correct Police, AKA, "fake/wannabe" liberals with guilt) and/or conservative fundamentalists, it is a constant struggle to be myself without being labeled something that I am not.

I find that painting is an effective way of getting my point across, yet causes far less hostile and abusive responses. People expect Artists to tell the truth, but do not of average folks. Controversial topics are often taboo at the dinner table, yet uncontroversial art is considered boring. A controversial artist is considered to have an edge, a controversial guy next door is to be avoided. Painting to me was the perfect way to bring two things that are most important in my life: My love for visual arts and my involvement in community activism. 
 
My paintings tell a story, not only the typical story against injustice (which many expect as a woman of color) as I cannot simply become a martyr or romanticize and glorify my sufferings. I take it a step further and deeply scrutinize myself as well as others and call them on their deficiencies.
 
Currently, I prefer painting digitally using my Wacom tablet on Corel Painter or Adobe Photoshop.  When I'm not painting digitally, I like painting in pastels/acrylic/oil or pounding things out of clay.