Japanese Illustrator Aya Kakeda is speaking on her work and obsessions as part of her 4 day residency in the MFA in Illustration Practice program.
Aya currently works and lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Interested in the unusual, she also likes cats, seals, and receiving postcards and has an ever changing weekly obsessions. Currently it's
Clavariaceae and star nosed moles.
Aya also elaborates lots of theories about lot of things. When she doesn't indulge in her obsessions she paints and draws, creating her own whimsical narratives. Sometimes she embroiders or performs.
Her clients include: NIKE, Delta, Nickelodeon, Noggin TV, Nick Jr., The NewYorker Magazine, New York Times, Brown University, School of Visual Arts, Bust Magazine, Timeout Chicago , Boston Globe, and b**** Magazine to name a few.
Her gallery shows include: Flux Factory. New York Times Gallery9, Visual Arts Gallery, Aidan Savoy Gallery, MF Gallery. all in NYC, NY; Headquarters Galerie . Montreal; La Luz de Jesus Gallery. Hollywood, CA, Redux Art Gallery . Charleston, SC, DIC Color Square Gallery. Tokyo, Japan; Compound Gallery. Portland, OR; and Nuture Art Gallery . Brooklyn, NY
Monday, March 26, 2012 at 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm
Bunting Center, B110
1401 W Mt Royal Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217, USA