FEATURED ARTIST: CHiKA

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“EN” will run through 03/31/2019.  The artist will be present at the opening reception on Thursday 03/14/2019 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm.  The event is sponsored by SVA’s Visible Futures Lab and The Brooklyn Cider House, a local cidery specializing in Basque style ciders made from apples harvested in their own Hudson Valley orchard.

About the Artist:
CHiKA is a Japanese born, NYC based artist.  Her work is grounded in geometric minimalism that may include complex mechanisms that interact with the viewer. CHiKA is a founder of a projection mapping and LED mapping workshop, Mappathon™, that teaches students projection mapping techniques, from concept to installation.  She’s worked with a wide range of creatives ranging from experimental sound composers, 8-bit musicians, and club DJ’s to design ways to create dialogues with audiences.

CHiKA has been a resident fellow at the NYU Interactive Telecommunications Program, an IAC/InterActiveCorp Teaching and Research Fellow for Vimeo, an Eyebeam resident artist and a BRIC Media Arts Fellow, Bronx Museum AIM Program member, Harvestworks Workspace Resident and Elsewhere Artist Resident. She is currently a resident at Mana New Media Residency and her work for “EN” was created during her residency at the Visible Futures Lab.

Her work has been shown in numerous international venues and festivals, including the American Museum of Natural History, the Museum of Art and Design, NY Hall of Science, Bronx Museum, among many others.

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FEATURED ARTIST: MIKA SAITO

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DAWN by Mika Saito

This series explores the concept of daybreak from various perspectives simultaneously. At once nostalgic and lost in time, each painting evokes both the solitude and the ubiquity of the dawn as it contrasts the architectural structure of memory with the hazy ambience of dreams. Beyond it’s philosophical significance as a renewal or commencement, this series envisions the dawn as a static, self contained environment, disconnected from time and saturated with limitless possibilities.

MIKA SAITO is a graphic designer and visual artist who lives and works in New York City. She was born in Unzen Nagasaki Pref., Japan and retains the open natural serenity of that rustic coastal city. As a graphic designer, she has worked for such companies as Shiseido, Tatcha and L’Oréal among others.

This series represents Mika’s first exploration of graphic visual communication outside of the brand context. The use of color, shape and layout is intended to be of equal significance as the content and the feeling imparted to the viewer is of equal significance as the message.

She has a great love of printmaking, typography, animation and illustration. Her years of professional experience as a graphic designer have provided her with a passion for the use of art as communication and communal exploration of ideas.

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