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Margo Machida

(b New York, Aug 16, 1949).

American printmaker and installation artist. Born and raised in New York City, Arai, a third-generation Japanese American printmaker, mixed-media artist, public artist and cultural activist, studied art at the Philadelphia College of Art and The Printmaking Workshop in New York. Since the 1970s, her diverse projects have ranged from individual works to large-scale public commissions (see Public art in the 21st century). She has designed permanent public works, including an interior mural commemorating the African burial ground in lower Manhattan and an outdoor mural for Philadelphia’s Chinatown. Other works include Wall of Respect for Women (1974), a mural on New York’s Lower East Side, which was a collaboration between Arai and women from the local community. Her art has been exhibited in such venues as the Bronx Museum of the Arts, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, International Center for Photography, P.S.1 Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art, all New York and the Library of Congress, Washington, DC. She is the recipient of awards and fellowships from National Endowment for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, and Joan Mitchell Foundation....

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Chinese, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in Beijing and Dali (Yunnan Province), China.

Born 1963, in Handan, China.

Painter, printmaker.

Cynical Realism.

Part of the generation of artists who grew up in China during the Cultural Revolution (1966–1976), Fang Lijun graduated from the printmaking department at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing in ...

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Japanese, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1946, in Kagawa Prefecture.

Sculptor, painter, draughtsman, engraver.

Haraguchi Noriyuki studied at Nihon Uni­versity until 1970. His style can be described as Pop Art and he mainly uses heavy materials such as concrete, steel, copper and tar. Work by him was shown at the following: the seventh Exhibition of Contemporary Japanese Art (...

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Japanese, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1947.

Painter, engraver.

Hasegawa Makiio studied printing at the Suidobata Art Academy in Tokyo. He exploits the potential of monochrome printing, producing works on plywood. His work has been shown in group exhibitions since 1970 at the following: the fifth Art Festival in Japan (...

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Chinese, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1966, in Jilin Province.

Printmaker, performance artist.

A self-taught woodcut artist, Huang Yan graduated from Changchun Normal University in 1987 and teaches at Changchun University, Jilin, China. He creates large-scale, detailed compositions. His work betrays a certain Russian influence in both subject matter and treatment. He is included in the Avant-Garde group that launched in ...

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Japanese, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1940, in Kyoto.

Painter, engraver.

Ida Shoichi graduated from the Kyoto City University of Arts. He works a good deal in lithography and silk-screen printing, using contemporary photo reportage techniques. This allows him to incorporate images taken from newspapers or other facets of daily life. He has cut himself off from any ethnic roots he might have had; which makes him a perfect example of the international Pop style, no more Japanese than American. As an artist he is not lacking in humour, and using Madison Avenue’s own tools creates fake publicity images that can be either funny or disturbing....

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Korean, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in France.

Born 1948, in Seoul.

Painter, screen printer.

Kim trained at the Seoul University School of Fine Art, then at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He lives and works in Paris. In his works, abstract, sharply outlined forms (lines, strips of colour) are apparently superimposed. He has shown work in collective exhibitions, among others at the Kieffer Gallery in Paris in ...

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Japanese, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1948, in Kyoto.

Engraver.

In 1974, Kimura participated in the 9th International Print Biennale in Tokyo.

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Japanese, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1952, in Fukui Prefecture.

Print artist (copperplate).

Kenji Kitagawa graduated from Tama Art University in 1976. He had started to exhibit at the International Young Artists Exhibition in Tokyo in 1973, and in the Japanese Print Association in 1974...

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Japanese, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1947, in Saitama.

Print artist, painter.

Beaumont-Maillet, Laure/Woimant, Françoise/Pernoud, Emmanuel:    De Bonnard à Base­litz - Dix ans d’enrichissements du Cabinet des estampes 1978–1988, exhibition catalogue, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris, 1992.