Kathy Aoki (American)
Live and works in Santa Clara, CA
Kathy Aoki is a self-identified feminist artist who works in many different mediums to include printmaking, video and painting. Aoki explains that her work explores gender, beauty and culture consumerism. While she says that her work is feminist, she wants viewers to feel comfortable with her work, so that they want to stick around and get the message. Her work often contains pop-culture themes, such as the incorporation of elements from anime, manga and even the Hasbro/American TV series My Little Pony. She has also parodied superheroes and public service messages in her work.
Kathy grew up on the east coast in the small town of Natick, a Boston suburb. She attended the University of California, Berkeley, followed by two years at Washington University in St. Louis for an MFA in Printmaking. Currently Kathy lives and works in the Silicon Valley where she is an Chairwoman of the Studio Art and Art History Department at Santa Clara University.
Kathy Aoki’s work can be found in major collections across the United States, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, SFMOMA, San Francisco , the Harvard University Art Museums, Boston, and the New York Public Library.
Linocut with watercolor, Ed. 4 of 20, 17" x 18"
Linocut with watercolor, Ed. 18 of 20, 17" x 18"
My Job Here Is Done
Linocut with watercolor, Ed. 1 of 8, 17" x 18"