Not too much is known about Japanese painter and print maker, Keiko Minami. Orphaned at a young age she expressed an early interest in art and poetry. She studied aquatint etching in Paris where many of her early works were sold. Eventually she became well known for her work with UNICEF greeting cards and book illustrations. A website in her honor was recently developed and can be found here. Many of her prints can be viewed here on Artnet.
Images: Courtesy of Keiko Minami and Artnet.
Sato Asami studied design at a community college in Sapporo, Japan. She describes her job as an installation designer and an illustrator for products and packaging. She works primarily on Japanese paper with acrylic and India ink with her style reminiscent of Sumi, a calligraphic brush painting technique. You can see more of her work on Aterisk-Agency and find out a little bit more about her in an interview on Mirai.St blog (will need Google translate).
Images: Courtesy of Sato Asami.
Hawaii-born artist Alison Moritsugu uses log segments as canvas for these idealized landscape paintings. The salvaged wood used for her “log-series” are found timber that would otherwise be turned to mulch. Her work acknowledges our complicated and delicate relationship with the environment.
Images: Courtesy of Alison Moritsugu.