Born and grew up in Tokyo, Japan, I explore my experiences as a maker to create one-of-a-kind wearable objects. I received Maser Fine Art in Metal Arts from State University of New York in New Paltz in 1999. I currently live and maintain my studio in Tokyo, Japan. My work has been exhibited in museums and galleries in the US, Asia and Europe. Most recently, Schmuck 2017 in Munchen, Germany, also solo exhibition at Jewelers' Werk in Washington DC, USA. Publications include: New Earrings & New Rings: 500 + Designs From Around the World, American Craft, Metalsmith, Lark Books Jewelry series, The Compendium Finale of Contemporary Jewelers and among many others.
I am also an active educator. My recent employment was New York University as an adjunct professor in Craft Media/Metalsmithing department. Other teaching includes guest lecturer/workshop instructor at many school worldwide. (US, Europe, Chile, Argentina, Hong Kong, Thai, Armenia, Japan) My unique interdisciplinary workshop offers both technical and conceptual approaches in the field of art, design and contemporary jewelry to engage individual voice and also the meaning of handmade.
photo by Rob Howard