Takanori Aiba and miniaturism

Takanori Aiba (1953), scultpture and drawing. Built a first career as a freelance maze illustrator since 1978. His maze works were serialized in “POPYE”, Japanese fashion magazine for 10 years. Founded his own company,”Graphics and Designing Inc.”, in 1981. Expand a range of his career to a concept maker and art director for architectural spaces….

Kris Kuksi and contorted

Kris Kuksi, 1973. Sculptor. Kris Kuksi is an American artist in the genre of Fantastic Realism. Specializing in creating complex artistic installations, his work has been described as “a study in timelessness and intricacies, reminiscent of lost civilizations, deities and ruins – perfectly preserved.” Kuksi’s work has been displayed at more than 100 exhibitions worldwide,…

Gustavo Díaz Sosa and aimlessly

Gustavo Díaz Sosa (1983), painter and sculptor. The paintings of Gustavo Díaz Sosa convey his perception of The State, The Power, and anything that involves human submission. More than serve as a social or explicit protest manifesto, Díaz Sosa’s paintings are an existential projection of our looming future, in light of modern history.  “We are…

Dale Chihuly and glass

Dale Chihuly (1941), glass sculptor. Dale Chihuly was introduced to glass while studying interior design at the University of Washington. After graduating in 1965, Chihuly enrolled in the first glass program in the country, at the University of Wisconsin. He continued his studies at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), where he later established…

Jaime Hayón and indiscipline

Jaime Hayón (1974), interiorism, art, design. After studying industrial design in Madrid and Paris he joined Fabrica – the Benetton-funded design and communication academy in Italy- in 1997 where he directed the design department until 2003. Hayon set up his own studio practice in the year 2000 and dedicated himself fully to his personal projects from 2003…

Motoi Yamamoto and saltscapes

Motoi Yamamoto (1966), sculpture and installation. Japanese artist Yamamoto Motoi was born in Hiroshima, Japan, and worked in a dockyard until he was 22 when he decided to focus on art full-time. Motoi is known for working with salt, often in the form of temporary, intricate, large-scale installations. Salt, a traditional symbol for purification and…

Polly Morgan and taxidermy

Polly Morgan (1980), taxidermist and sculptor. Polly Morgan is a London-based artist who uses taxidermy to create works of art. Morgan is a member of the UK Guild of Taxidermists. The animals used in her taxidermy are contributed by vets or pet owners; the animals have died naturally or accidentally, for example they may have…

Lori Nix and dioramas

Lori Nix (1969), sculptor, miniaturist and photographer. She graduated from Truman State University where she studied ceramics, and photography. She went on to study photography at the graduate level at Ohio University, and moved to New York in 1999. Nix considers herself a “faux landscape photographer,” and her work is influenced by extreme weather and…

Luke O’Sullivan and subterranean

Luke O’Sullivan (1984), sculptor and printmaker. He received his MFA in Printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2009 and a BFA from The Art Institute of Boston in 2006. He has exhibited in solo and group shows in Massachusetts, Maine, Rhode Island, New York, and Philadelphia. He currently lives and works in Philadelphia,…

Dan McPharlin and space explorers

Dan McPharlin (1977), illustrator, sculptor and painter. Operating from his home studio in Adelaide, Australia, Dan McPharlin works across various media, in 2D and 3D. His artwork has appeared on record sleeves, international magazine covers, books and websites. In 2006 he began work on a series of cardboard models, known as the Analogue Miniatures. Photographs…

Katsuyo Aoki and filgree

Katsuyo Aoki (1972), ceramist and sculptor. Currently, she uses ceramics as her material in her method of expression, incorporating various decorative styles, patterns, and symbolic forms as her principal axis in creating her works. The decorative styles and forms she alludes to and incorporate in her works each contain a story based on historical backgrounds…

Zoe Bradley and stitching

Zoe Bradley (1973), paper sculptor and fashion designer. In 2005 Zoe Bradley began her journey of sculpting in paper. She discovered her love of paper whilst making a showpiece for the designer Michiko Koshino. The paper dress grew organically from hand pleating large pieces of paper. This started her on a progressive and continuing journey of…