In a time of uncertainty, Kumiko’s art heals. She possesses a distinct style that evokes a curiosity for the past and longing for tradition. With a conscious and consistent palette, Kumiko merges color harmoniously with soft intent. Every work is a story yet to be discovered.
Kumiko has been creating Art for over 50 years! She is a graduate of the prestigious Tokyo University of Art and began her art career in Dallas over 45 years ago. She has never shown her work in any gallery or public setting. Until now…
In her own words “After graduating Tokyo University of Art, I decided to come to New York City to work as a textile artist. I moved to Texas and worked as a graphic artist creating many graphic arts for example greeting cards and package design. I started creating fine art because I was interested in the energy of people. Energy becomes color, shape, and feeling. I started painting portraits, especially Native American, African American, and my culture because we have a strong connection to Nature. I decided to paint various people because their stories must be told, so their souls will be honored, respected, and understood. I am simply a tool to speak to the people visually.”
A loving mother to two beautiful daughters and four amazing grandkids. She is also the mother-in-law of former Dallas Cowboy Bradie James.
ABOUT BLACK SHEEP ART CULTURE:
BLACK SHEEP ART CULTURE bridges the gap between traditional and non-traditional art spaces by making art accessible to the communities they serve, promoting emerging and established BIPOC artists locally, domestically, and internationally.
Black Sheep Art Culture Inc has successfully partnered with several galleries and museums throughout the Dallas/ Ft. Worth art community to ensure representation of marginalized artists and advocate for more visibility for BIPOC artists.
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