The Long Night's Moon: a winter update

Winter newsletter available here with images. For quarterly updates, please subscribe on the home page.

This past year and a half in San Francisco has offered so much. As a Visiting Artist, I immersed myself in a profound and intense cycle of making work from a deep place, completing my residency project HatsubonHatsubon is a memorial exhibition exploring the dynamic tension between tradition and performance through photographs and video, and include portraits of my father in the diaphanous space between life and death.

 In an extended position as Curator-in-Residence at The Arts at CIIS, I worked with many local and national artists in designing the yearlong exhibition series Cumulus, connected with the supportive and vibrant art communities in the Bay Area, and taught in the interdisciplinary MFA Programs at California Institute of Integral Studies. 

As the year comes to a close and the dark days of winter approach, I am moving to a mountain home nestled amongst trees not far from the sea. I'll be spending the first half of the new year in a contemplative and creative practice. During this artist residency, I am looking forward to experimentation, refining techniques and inviting new materials into the studio.

As always, I'm open to opportunities for exhibition, commission, and collaboration. Current news and images will be posted on social media. Please stay in touch and feel free to contact me anytime, I love to hear from you.

Wishing you a beautiful new year,
Tomiko