Ukiyo-e Artist Demonstration by Tomoko Murakami
Artist Demonstration by Tomoko Murakami
Gallery F (lower level)
Tomoko Murakami will demonstrate traditional ukiyo-e woodblock carving and printing techniques and engage visitors in hands-on experience with sample blocks and carving tools. Tomoko is a multi disciplinary artist who explores the medium of printmaking as a multi-dimensional art form, bringing attention to new possibilities in the mixed media art world). She received her MFA in printmaking from San Francisco Art Institute and MA in Transformative Arts from John F. Kennedy University. She is a recipient of the 1992 Kala Art Institute Fellowship and 2008 Susan Boulet Award. Her work has been presented by Gloria Delson Fine Arts in Los Angeles, Gallery on the Rim in San Francisco, Tomura Gallery in Tokyo, Richmond Art Center, and Sebastopol Center for the Arts. For the past 20 years, she has taught and lectured at a number of universities, colleges and art schools throughout the Bay Area, including California State University at Chico, San Francisco State University, San Francisco Art Institute, Berkeley City College, and John F. Kennedy University. Currently, she teaches at California College of the Arts, NIAD Art Center and Kala Art Institute.
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