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Maiko Sembokuya
updated: 05/22/2014
website: maikosembokuya.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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NY series no.10
NY series no.13
NY series no.15
NY series no.27
NY series no.29
NY series no.32
NY series no.34
NY series no.35
NY series no.36
NY series no.48
NY series no.51
NY series no.53
NY series no.54
NY series no.59
NY series no.62
 
Portfolio Keywords:  narrative, figurative, humor, portraiture, memory, urban, cartoon, illustration
 
 
NY series no.10 by Maiko Sembokuya
NY series no.10
gouache on paper
2013
11 " x  8.5 " 
NY series no.13 by Maiko Sembokuya
NY series no.13
gouache on paper
2013
11" x  8.5" 
NY series no.15 by Maiko Sembokuya
NY series no.15
Gouache, in paper
2013
" x  " 
NY series no.27 by Maiko Sembokuya
NY series no.27
gouache on paper
2013
11 " x  8.5 " 
NY series no.29 by Maiko Sembokuya
NY series no.29
gouache on paper
2013
11 " x  8.5 " 
NY series no.32 by Maiko Sembokuya
NY series no.32
gouache on paper
2013
11 " x  8.5 " 
NY series no.34 by Maiko Sembokuya
NY series no.34
gouache on paper
2013
11 " x  8.5 " 
NY series no.35 by Maiko Sembokuya
NY series no.35
gouache on paper
2013
11 " x  8.5 " 
NY series no.36 by Maiko Sembokuya
NY series no.36
gouache on paper
2013
11" x  8.5" 
NY series no.48 by Maiko Sembokuya
NY series no.48
gouache on paper
2013
11 " x  8.5 " 
NY series no.51 by Maiko Sembokuya
NY series no.51
gouache on paper
2013
11 " x  8.5 " 
NY series no.53 by Maiko Sembokuya
NY series no.53
gouache on paper
2014
11 " x  8.5 " 
NY series no.54 by Maiko Sembokuya
NY series no.54
gouache on paper
2013
11" x  8.5" 
NY series no.59 by Maiko Sembokuya
NY series no.59
gouache on paper
2014
11" x  8.5" 
NY series no.62 by Maiko Sembokuya
NY series no.62
gouache on paper
03/01/2014
0" x  0" 

Artist Statement

In terms of how we view them, I think people are the most misunderstood. You could say my work is a personal interpretation of identification and beauty.
To express the idea of “beauty” within a person, there are so many things to consider; their history, personality, way of life. To a certain extent, outward appearance does plays a role, for it’s a little piece of themselves that they have to expose to themselves to others. Unlike ones emotions and feelings, it’s actually rather easy to fool others and yourself when decorated in a certain way. I like interpreting the “how” and “why” within each individual.
Like with many people, most of my inspiration for my work stem from childhood. Growing up in Japan, I grew up with the works of frech artist/cartoonist George Ferdinand Bigot. Any of my Japanese contemporaries can vouch for me that he is extremely well known among middle school students. The exaggerated expressions in his works showcased not only his technical ability to accentuate physical features, but also express intangible qualities of the subject. You never saw the same piece twice, for the subject would influence the style and mood of the piece, not the other way around.

Artist Bio / CV

Born in Ichikawa city, Chiba prefecture, Japan
Live in Japan

EDUCATION
Tyler School of Art Temple University- Philadelphia, PA
Bachelor of Fine Art: Painting and Drawing, 2007
Temple University Japan campus, 2000-2003


EXHIBITION

Group exhibition "Graphic art vol.15 exhibition 2010" at Recto verso gallery in Tokyo, Japan 2010

Group exhibition, "Hey Girl!" at Polar gallery in NJ 2010

Solo exhibition "Verushka" at anea cafe in Tokyo, Japan 2009

Solo Exhibition"ART MEETS FASHION" at Ethereal Boutique in NY 2008

Group Exhibition at Photo West Gallery in Philadlephia 2008

Solo Exhibition "Small painting show" at Trebisan Tokyo 2008

Solo Exhibtion "GIRLS TALK" at Bus stop boutique in Philadelphia 2008

BFA show at Tyler School of Art 2007
Portrait show at Tyler School of Art 2006
Annual BA Show at Temple University 2006
Art Show at Temple University by Art History Department 2005
Annual BA Show at Temple University 2005

WORK EXPERIENCE

Brochure cover designing for summer school science class at Teikyo University 2010

Designing for dep's third eco project T-shirt 2010

Designing for dep's second eco project T-shirt 2009

New Year greeting card designing 2009

Designing for dep's carbon offset project T-shirt 2009

Designing for dep's eco project T-shirt 2009

Brochure cover designing for chorus concert 2009

Brochure cover designing for summer school science class at Teikyo University 2009

Brochure cover designing for summer school science class at Teikyo University 2008

Comission job:Designning the book cover 2007

Commission job: Portrait of pastel drawings 2006

Commission job: Portrait of oil paintings 2006

VOLUNTEER
Front Desk at Fleisher Art Memorial Philadelphia 2007
Helped Exhibition at Fleisher Art Memorial Philadelphia 2007
Library work at Fleisher Art Memorial Philadelphia 2007
Helped Children’s Exhibition at Fleisher Art Memorial Philadelphia 2007