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 FumiKoala Illustrations
 

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ABOUT ME
I grew up in Japan and lived in New York City for 10 years.
 After receiving a BFA Summa Cum Laude in illustration at FIT in NY,
I had worked as a studio illustrator in Manhattan,
creating greeting cards and gift wraps for the North American and European markets.
 I've been exhibiting my artworks in NY and Tokyo.
I moved back to Japan in 2009 and work with clients worldwide as a freelancer.
I currently work as a full-time surface designer for interior/ products
at the printing company.

This cross-cultural experience deeply informs my work, 
which easily transverses between the worlds of East and West,
of realism and fantasy, and of seriousness and whimsy.

NY州立美術大学卒業後、
マンハッタンにあるデザイン事務所に就職し、
グリーティングカードなどのデザインをしていました。
今は日本でインテリアのサーフェイスデザイナーとして
働いています。



             
 Past Exhibitions / Publications

     Nov.  2010       Design Festa vol.32 @ Tokyo Big Sight
     Oct.   2010      "Laconic" postcard illustration was featured on "NEW ICON for him" Magazine
     Oct.   2010      "fumikoala展" Solo Exhibition @NALU Cafe Omotesando, Tokyo
     Oct.   2010       Sainokuni Yume Concert Vol.7 illustration on back screen @Saitama Art Theater
     May   2010       Design Festa vol.31 @ Tokyo Big Sight
     Apr.   2009       NOHO NY Art Walk in New York, NY
     Mar.  2009        Charity group art show @Ouchi Gallery in Brooklyn, NY                         
     Apr.   2008        Solo exhibition @Ouchi Galleryin Brooklyn, NY 
     Sep.  2006        Interview and illustration was featured on FIT "Network" Magazine
     Aug.  2006        Group Exhibition @Laila Lounge Brooklyn, NY