Paul Macpia photo

Maki Tamura

born 1973, Japan

lived in Indonesia for many years before moving to the United States

graduate of the University of Washington

installation and video artist

inspired by a wide range of influences such as Japanese wood block and ukiyo prints, Indonesian hand-printed textiles, East and Southeast Asian painting, and 19th- and 20th-century Japanese and Western children's book illustrations

creates playful yet challenging scroll paintings, chair covers, tapestries, miniature carousels, and dresses

scrolls of watercolor and linoleum print on mulberry paper mounted on linen vary in length from 12 to 20 feet, intertwining disparate images, forms, and figures Japanese style blossoms, children's books, teddy bears, American dolls from the 1950s, and 18th century French landscapes and elements of printing and painting techniques


Maki Tamura : From A Distant Land, by Maki Tamura. Frankfurt am Main: Revolver, 200l.

ISBN 3934823416 $14.00 softcover, 15, 5.5 x 6.75

Revolver Archiv fuer aktuelle Kunst

her book at Dia Center for the Arts Bookshop


Maki Tamura at artnet Lucas Shoormans

Maki Tamura "Concentrations 40" at Dallas Museum of Art absolutearts

Maki Tamura's Hello Kitty - Seattle Times

Maki Tamura's Hello Kitty - Seattle Art Museum

Maki Tamura's Pigs - Seattle P-I

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