Maiko Kikuchi (b.1983, Tokyo, Japan) received her B.A in Theater Arts and Fashion Design from Musashino Art University, Japan in 2008, her M.F.A in Sculpture from Pratt Institute, in 2012.

 

Extensive multi-faceted professional experience in the areas of Illustration, painting, drawing, collages,sculpture,animation and puppetry/performance.

 

Her recent object theatre piece”No Need For A Night Light On A Light Night Like Tonight”  has shown at La MaMa as a part of 54th Puppet Series. http://lamama.org/puppet-series-2015/


Also she was in performance show “Discrepancies” (As puppeteer) at St.Ann’s Warehouse, in group exhibition“NO PARKING” at Ca’d’ Oro Gallery, NY.

 

Her drawing/collage works are commissioned to some online art galleries such as Tuuum, The Art Mint and Walls Tokyo. She also performed at Whitney Museum as a performer in live performance show, “The Chair” directed by Theodora Skipitares. 

 

Maiko is O-1 visa holder who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

 

 

EDUCATION:

 

M.F.A., Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, 2012.

Major: Sculpture

 

B.A., Centenary College, Hackettstown, New Jersey, 2009.

Major: Individualized Studies, Fine Arts Concentration

 

B.A., Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan, 2008.

Major: Theatre Arts/Design, Fashion Design

 

Additional Study:  Aoyama-Juku Technical College, Tokyo, Japan, 2008.

Emphasis: Drawing and Illustration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXHIBITIONS / PERFORMANCES:

 

 

2016

 

Live Performance Show “Discrepancies”directed by Amanda Friou, (Puppeteer) at” Labapalooza” at St. Ann’s Warehouse, Brooklyn, NY

 

 

2015

 

Live Performance Show “No Need For A Night Light On A Light Night Like Tonight” (Direction/Creation/Performing) at LaMaMa, New York, NY

 

Group Exhibition “No Parking”, Ca’ d’ Oro Gallery, New York, NY

 

Live Performance Show “Co.Venture” by Brooklyn Touring Outfit (Visual set design/Creation) as a Part of Montreal Fringe Festival, Montreal, Canada

 

Live Puppet Performance “Daydream Anthology” (Direction/Creation/Performing) as a part of “Friday Night at BKSD”, Brooklyn Studio for Dance, Brooklyn, New York

 

Online Group Exhibition “Show #25” presented by Field Projects URL: fieldprojectsgallery.com

 

Live Puppet Performance “Daydream Anthology” (Direction/Creation/Performing) as a part of “OPEN” curated by Aki Sasamoto, at Livingston Arts Building, Piscataway, New Jersey 

 

Live Puppet Performance “The Erdos Discrepancy”directed by Amanda Friou, (Performer), Dixon Place, New York, New York

 

Group Exhibition(Charity Auction) "Without A Safety Net” presented by Weill Corell Community Clinic, Midtown Loft & Terrace, New York, New York

 

Group Exhibition “The Artist as Provocateur. Pioneering Performance at Pratt Institute”, The Rubelle & Norman Schafler Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY 

 

 

2014

 

Group Exhibition “Grab Bag”, Trestle Projects, Brooklyn, NY

 

Live Painting Performance “RainbowTransistor” (Direction/Performing),Hot Wood Arts, Brooklyn, New York

 

Group Exhibition “Kaleidoscope2” Space 776, Brooklyn, New York,

 

Live Painting “30minutes memorandum”, Northside Festival, Brooklyn, New York,

 

 

Live Puppet Performance “PINK BUNNY”, (Direction/Creation/Performing) at “Labapalooza!”, St. Ann’s Warehouse, Brooklyn, New York,

 

Improvisational Collaboration Live “Music and Visual Arts”, (Live Painting), Blue Building, New York, New York,

 

Two Person show”To See, or Not to be Seen”, Hot Wood Arts, Brooklyn, New York,

 

Live Puppet Performance “The Chair directed by Theodora Skipitares”, (Creation/Performing,) CUNY Graduation Center New York, New York,

 

Group Exhibition “Kaleidoscope” Space 776, Brooklyn, New York,

 

Group Exhibition “Ambush Market Show” Brooklyn Flea, Brooklyn, New York,

 

2013

 

Group Exhibition “Winter Salon Show” Space 776, Brooklyn, New York,

 

Live Puppet Performance“La MaMa Kids: Following The Wind - Tales From The New World /directed by Jane Catherine Shaw” (Performing/Creation.), La MaMa, New York, New York,

 

Live Puppet Performance“The Chair directed by Theodora Skipitares” (Performing/ Creation) Whitney Museum ,New York, New York

 

Live Puppet Performance “The Guy I Met in Japan” (Directed/Creation/Performing.) Presented by Puppet Slam, La MaMa, New York, New York,

 

Art Benefit Group Exhibition NURTUREart Benefit” Bernarducci Meisel Gallery, New York, New York,

 

Group Exhibition “Selected Illustrations of TIS Competition vol.11” Gallery 5610 ,Tokyo,

 

Live Puppet Performance “Daydream Anthology” (Direction/Creation/Performing.) Presented by Puppet Blok, Dixon Place, NewYork, New York,

 

Live Puppet Performance“The Ionesco Project directed by Theodora Skipitares” (Creation/Performing, ) Humanities Gallery, Brooklyn, New York,

 

Live Puppet Performance“Daydream Anthology”, (Direction/Creation/Performing) Presented by “Labapolooza!” St. Ann’s Warehouse, Brooklyn, New York,

 

Group Exhibition “Gallery HANA Selection- Reconstruction 1”, Gallery Hana Shimokitazawa

Tokyo, Japan

 

2012 

 

Solo Exhibition, “My Neighbor Always Pretends Not to be Home” Pratt Institute Studio Gallery ,Brooklyn, New York,

 

2011

 

Group Exhibition, “No Trend”, curated by Jamillah James, Stuben South Gallery, Pratt Institute,

Brooklyn, New York,

 

Group Exhibition, “Welcome Show”, Stuben South Gallery, Pratt Institute,Brooklyn, New York,

 

Group Exhibition, The Pratt Harlem Project”, 2280 Frederick Douglass Blvd, 

New York, New York,

 

Group Exhibition, Hadas Gallery, Brooklyn, New York,

 

 

 

 

 

2009

 

Solo Exhibition, “Super Twins House”, Agee Salon Daikan-yama,Tokyo, Japan,

 

Group Exhibition, Aoyama Book Center Gallery, Tokyo, Japan,

 

2008

 

Group Exhibition, Aoyama Book Center Gallery, Tokyo, Japan,

 

Solo Exhibition”Box- Garden” Musashino Art University Gallery,Tokyo, Japan,

 

2007  Solo Exhibition “Fuyu-No-Onnshitu”, Andon Café Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

 

2006 Group Exhibition“Deko-Zakka”, Mushashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan,

 

2005  Group Exhibition , “The Frame”, Gallery ES, Tokyo, Japan,

 

 

 

COMISSIONED WORK:

 

 

2014

 

Walls Tokyo (online art gallery) (on going) 

http://www.walls-tokyo.com/interview/detail.php?no=0

 

2013

 

The ART MINT(online art gallery)   (On going) 

http://theartmint.com

 

TUUUM (the first artist-run community for supporting, buying and collecting art.) (On going)

http://www.tuuum.com

 

2012

 

“FFFFFF Walls” (Interviewed)

 http://ffffffwalls.com /

 

2009

 

Homer-Faber Fashion Designer’s Community Group,  Created Invitation to Fashion Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan,

 

Coffee no Kaori, Created Marketing/Advertising Post-Card for Coffee Company,Tokyo, Japan,.

 

2008

 

Lamutee Cosmetics, Created Identity Campaign Illustration and Leaflet for Cosmetics Company, Tokyo, Japan, http://www.lamutee.jp/

 

2007

 

Go-do-shuppan Publications, Created Book Cover and Illustrations for Book: Watashi Cacaobatake de Hatarakitudukete (I’m Eight Years Old and Working in a Field of Cacao), Authors: Yuka Iwatuki, Tomoko Shiroki, and Tomoko Mizuyori,. http://www.godo-shuppan,co.jp

 

ACE (Action Against Child Exploitation) Organization, Created Illustration for the Product Design of a Children’s Game, to raise capital funds for this group’s cause. http://acejapan.org/