About

 

E-mail akiko@akikokunii.com

 

Nature changes constantly, going through cycles, and it overlaps with human life for me. When I am surrounded by nature, it seems to me like a conversation. I create art by bringing my reflections on this conversation to myself. That way, my work could be like a  journal of those conversations. Recently, I am mainly working on paper making, print making and painting (Sumi, Acrylic) .

 

Akiko Kunii is a native of Japan. After graduating art college in Tokyo, she attended the art school in Florence, Italy 1995 -1997. And she has lived in Boston since 1999.

 

Education 

2013 graduated Diploma program, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1992  Graduated from Clothing Science and Fine Arts, Tokyo Kasei College, Tokyo, Japan

Additional study/Independent study

1977 – 1989  studied Japanese calligraphy and Japanese painting, Tokyo, Japan

1995 – 1997 studied Painting, Art history of renaissance,  Arte Sotto un Tetto, Florence, Italy

Exhibitions

2014   SMFA print and paper juried Exhibition, Boston MA

2013   SMFA print and paper juried Exhibition, Boston MA

2012    SMFA print and paper juried Exhibition, Boston MA

2010     Arsenal center for the Arts Juried Exhibition, Watertown, MA

2010     Belmont Gallery of Art juried Exhibition, Belmont, MA

2009 – 2010 “Eloquent Device” juried exhibition, William Morris Hunt Memorial Library, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2002    Solo Exhibition, Watertown Public Library, Watertown, MA

2000    Group Exhibition, Arsenal Commander’s Mansion, Watertown, MA

1997     Juried Group Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

1996     Group Exhibition, Studio Lorenzo Lazzeri, Fiesole, Tuscany, Italy

Awards/Scholarship

2014   Print and Paper Award Honorable Mention , School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2012   Print and Paper Award Winner, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2009 – 2011   Medici scholarship, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Publication / Project/ Teaching

2012  Substitute teaching (Figure Drawing) at School of the Museum of Fine arts, Boston, MA

2011  Joey’s Blood Buddies, JBB Project, Inc. U.S.A.

2009  project work with children at Walnut Park Montessori School room 5, Newton, MA

1997  Europe Culture Guide 5,  Italy, Travel Journal, Inc., Japan