FumiKoala Illustrations

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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.


 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