Aomi Kikuchi
Medium: Mixed Media and Sculpture

Studio Location:
Trestle Art Space
Studio # 29

Phone: 9175800868



Artist Bio:
Aomi Kikuchi is a creator of innovative fine arts inspired by Zen Philosophy, impermanence, insubstantiality, and suffering. She started her career as a fashion designer, and she has a professional Yuzen Kimono Dyeing skills with over twenty five years career. While she has a strong obsession with silk fabrics, she tries other materials, which have femininity and fragility such as fiber, goose down, and cotton flower. Her artistic practice has been expanding from two-dimensional work to sculpture, installation, and film work. BFA Kyoto University Art and Design, MFA Pratt Institute.

Artist Statement:
When I work, I always embrace the idea of living "a mindful life."
The source of my inspiration is Zen philosophy, specifically: impermanence, insubstantiality, and dissatisfaction or suffering referred to in Japanese as Mujo, Muga, and Ku, respectively. Through my artistic exploration, I aim to raise awareness that acceptance of impermanence and insubstantiality can liberate us from dissatisfaction and suffering. These understanding can lead people to have "a mindful life." My choice of materials and techniques are based on the recurring themes of finiteness and vulnerability.

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